‘A Steady Rain’
The acclaimed production of Keith Huff’s award-winning Broadway hit ‘A Steady Rain’ has transferred to the Fugard Studio Theatre, following a sold out season at the Alexander Bar in 2015. It will be showing until October 29.
Brent Palmer (‘The Kingmakers’, ‘Bench’) and Nicholas Pauling (‘Clybourne Park’, ‘The Pervert Laura’) star in this gritty, rich and entirely gripping noir tale of two Chicago police officers whose inner need to serve and protect both consumes them and rips them apart.
The play is directed by Adrian Collins (‘Hamlet’, ‘The Birthday Party’). Pauling and Collins were both nominated for Fleur du Cap awards in 2016, for Best Actor and Best New Director respectively.
Performances are on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm.
Tickets range from R130 to R150 and can be booked through Computicket.
‘The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner’
This comedy-drama about love, death and sex, written by Richard Kaplan, will be showing at the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre from Monday, October 10, to Saturday, October 29.
While grappling with a sense of alienation and the spirit of his tragically deceased mother, Nate (Andrew Laubscher), a gay artist falls in love with James (David Viviers), his delightfully strange and unusual model. As their relationship grows, the audience discovers why we are on earth, what Walt Whitman really meant, if James Franco is gay and what happened to J D Salinger. It also stars Megan Furniss.
The play had its first outing as a staged reading at Alexander Bar earlier in 2016 and was well received by the audience for its humour, poignancy and quirkiness. The characters of portrait artist, Jewish mother and exuberant young gay man are brought together in close quarters by means of a fresh device. It’s a rich piece full of literary musings, art, hangups, Jewish culture, sex, the naked body and even how to put together the perfect Friday night dinner.
Tickets are R150, or R140 when booked online at alexanderbar.co.za.