Funny man Waseef Piekaan ventures into his Cape Malay heritage with this, his latest show. It is a mixture of comedy and music “that is guaranteed to keep you smiling and dancing long after you left the theatre,” according to the performer.
Piekaan goes on to describe ‘Larfing Halaal’ as “that perfect place where comedy meets music and they share a plate of akni.” For the first time in his career Piekaan will be joined onstage by live band Souljourn, who put music to the parody songs penned by Piekaan himself. Special guest appearances will be made by comic’s choice award winner Yaaseen Barnes and Christian Bennett (‘Noem my skollie’ fame).
‘Larfing Halaal’ will be performed at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone, on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, at 8.15pm.
Tickets cost R120, double tickets R100 each and if you purchase 10 or more, R90 each.
For bookings, call 072 714 9887; or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner & a show in Rosebank
‘Cattle Drive’, the evocative production created by Nicholas and Luke Ellenbogen, has at last come to the Rosebank Theatre for a run that has already been extended until November 16.
Starring multi award-winning actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi with Motheo Madisa and Tafara Nyatsanza, the play’s subject matter centres on the great cattle drives through the bush of Botswana; pushing herds of half wild cattle to the markets in the south. These used to be a coming of age ritual for young men.
The Rosebank Theatre is has partnered with HomeTown in offering a full evening out where you can have a sumptuous 2-course meal at the restaurant, followed by the show at the Rosebank for R225.
HomeTown is only one block away from the theatre in Alma Road and has created a wonderful cultural precinct right here in Rosebank.
For more information, visit www.rosebanktheatre.com.
For bookings, visit www.webtickets.co.za; or call Liz on 072 3166 133.
‘I Love You Sally Field’
This three-hander, written and directed by world class theatre maker Wessel Pretorius, is showing at the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre until October 21, at 9pm nightly.
Starring David Viviers, Kathleen Stephens and Du Toit Albertze, this production is Pretorius’ full length English debut, having spent most of his career creating and performing in Afrikaans theatre.
He uses a cast of promising up-and-coming actors to poke fun at the pretension, hysteria and self-awareness that comes with trying to “adult” in a metropolitan scene today.
Three distinct voices get to voice their secret (or perhaps not so secret) desires and neuroses: Evan – the part time model and graphic designer who is trying to perfect the art of cool apathy; Beverly – the socially aware, wannabe poet/artist/whatever who can’t seem to crack the love game; and Stefan – the Afrikaans boy from Ermelo who would like to be a writer, but is currently serving burgers in a tank top.
Tickets are R90 or R80 when prepaid, and can be reserved by visiting: shows.alexanderbar.co.za.