The biting comedy ‘Sasolburg Common “Birds” of South Africa’ can be seen at the Alexander Bar upstairs theatre for the remainder of this week, until Saturday, March 17, at 9pm nightly.
Two small-town sisters, Cobalize and Jacomine, “klap the sokkietreffers” and discuss the finer points of braai ettiquete and casual alcoholism as they navigate the harsh realities of flame-grilling, hard chilling and finding a guy whose first name is not also a surname.
Unwilling to conform to any rules set by their culture, careers, or good taste, and with a tenuous grasp on social niceties, the van der Vlok sisters attempt to soar in life, as long as it doesn’t take too much effort.
The show features this year’s Maynardville leading “man”, Daneel van der Walt as Jacomine alongside her former classmate, Candice van Litsenborgh who also wrote the script. The two met at UCT where they both completed a BA Theatre and Performance, but they have not been seen on the same stage since Geoffrey Hyland’s 2004 production of ‘Hamlet’.
* Tickets are R100 at the door, or R90 online at alexanderbar.co.za.
The Alexander Bar is at 76 Strand Street, Cape Town.
Call 021 300 1088 for more information.