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Award winning ode to minimalism

Winner of the Fleur du Cap Awards for Best Performance in a One Person Show and Best Lighting Design in 2016, ‘Dead Yellow Sands’ is a return to theatrical minimalism. A single actor, Graham Weir, tells the stories that he has lived with simple, yet distinctive lighting adding an otherworldly ambiance. The haunting, original South African script is directed by Bo Petersen.
Other productions that Petersen and Weir have mounted together include Weir’s self-penned works ‘Tales from a Dark Corner’ and ‘Letters from Patient Essop’, and Petersen’s direction of Weir’s legendary a cappella group, Not The Midnight Mass.
Running at the Baxter Studio until November 26, at 8.15pm nightly.
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Sadistic seductions on the stage

Greta Pietersen and Ludwig Binge in ‘Quartet’

Greta Pietersen and Ludwig Binge in ‘Quartet’

Renowned South African theatremaker Marthinus Basson directs his take on Müller’s tragic masterpiece in a production that features Greta Pietersen (Fleur du Cap nominee and Fiësta award winner) and Ludwig Binge (Fleur du Cap and Fiësta award nominee, and best supporting actor award at the Silweskermfees).
‘Quartet’ is based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, a notorious work that was banned in 1782. The protagonists, Merteuil and Valmont, are both decadent libertines, titillating their jaded appetites in the destruction of innocence. Their sadistic seductions are played out with devastating results in a play that examines the complexities, joys and politics of love.
Performances will take place at the Artscape Arena from November 16 to 26, at 8pm nightly, from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
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