Oleanna – Opens Next Week : The Fugard

Oleanna
By David Mamet
Opens this week Friday
Starring Alan Committie and Nicole Fortuin.

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s powerful and searingly topical play presented in the Fugard Studio Theatre for a strictly limited season.

In Oleanna, a female college student engages with her male professor in a heated discussion about his lesson content and teaching style. The relationship between a teacher and his student quickly turns into a fiendishly acute x-ray of the mechanisms of status, censorship, abuse and a charge of sexual harassment. It examines the explosive and relevant contemporary issues of the assumption of power, intellectual freedom and sexual politics against the background of academic, institutional and structural inequality.

Starring award-winning actor and comedian Alan Committie (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Love Factually, Defending the Caveman) as John, opposite actress and TV star Nicole Fortuin (SABC 3’s RoerJouVoete, Generations – The Legacy, Swartwater, and Warner Bros’ A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits) as Carol, this hard-hitting two-hander will be presented in the Fugard Studio Theatre for a strictly limited season from 14 September 2018.

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2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2

From 14 October 2018

For the seventh consecutive year the Fugard Theatre Bioscope is bringing audiences the very best in recorded live screenings featuring the finest productions in theatre, opera and ballet, from the world’s most famous stages.

The enticing line up for the second half of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season has been announced. The programme starts on Sunday 14th October with the Bolshoi Ballet’s captivating production of Coppélia.

Screenings will start at the earlier time of 10am to accommodate Sunday matinee performances in the Fugard Theatre.

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Kinky Boots | The Fugard

Kinky Boots
The Hit Musical
Early bird specials now available

Call the Fugard Box Office on 021 461 4554 or visit www.thefugard.com to access your early bird specials.

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

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Shakespeare In Love Returns | The Fugard

Shakespeare in Love
Returns due to popular demand
From 14 August 2018
A romantic comedy … of errors.

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present the return season of Shakespeare in Love from 14 August 2018. Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

The return season of this South African premiere features 20 actors, and a dog, and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, Significant Other). Stepping into the role of Will Shakespeare is Daniel Mpilo Richards who dazzled audiences as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks, in the Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story earlier this year.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block … the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

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Significant Other – Final Week – The Fugard

Significant Other
From the writer of Bad Jews
Final week – must close 7 July

If you enjoyed the hilarious Bad Jews you will love Joshua Harmon’s follow up Broadway hit play Significant Other.

Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right… but he is getting it all wrong. From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other.

Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.

The New York Times hailed Significant Other as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting ‘an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring’.

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Significant Other – Final Two Weeks : The Fugard

Significant Other
From the writer of Bad Jews
Final two weeks – must close 7 July

If you enjoyed the hilarious Bad Jews you will love Joshua Harmon’s follow up Broadway hit play Significant Other.

Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right… but he is getting it all wrong. From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other.

Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.

The New York Times hailed Significant Other as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting ‘an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring’.

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Significant Other – The Fugard – Must Close 7 July 2018

Significant Other
From the writer of Bad Jews
Now playing – must close 7 July

If you enjoyed the hilarious Bad Jews you will love Joshua Harmon’s follow up Broadway hit play Significant Other.

Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right… but he is getting it all wrong. From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other.

Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.

The New York Times hailed Significant Other as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting ‘an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring’.

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Significant Other – Opens Next Week At The Fugard

Significant Other
Opens next week

Jordan Berman is desperately looking for Mr Right… but he is getting it all wrong. From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, comes a Fugard Theatre production of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other.

Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in their twenty-something years. Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.

The New York Times hailed Significant Other as one of its Top Ten Productions of 2015, with critic Charles Isherwood commenting ‘an absolutely wonderful new play. Entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring’.

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The Road To Mecca – Must Close 19 May – The Fugard

Athol Fugard’s
The Road to Mecca
Final extension – must close 19 May

Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production of Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, in honour of the iconic playwright’s 85th year. Directed by Greg Karvellas (The Fugard’s Shakespeare in Love, Clybourne Park, The Father, Bad Jews), the production stars Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers and Emily Child.

Inspired by Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda and created the now famous Owl House – which is designated a provincial heritage site – The Road to Mecca is the story of a woman’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in early seventies apartheid South Africa.

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The Demon Bride – From 8 May At The Fugard

Louis Viljoen’s
The Demon Bride
From 8 May 2018
‘With this ring, I thee … DEAD!’

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre in collaboration with US Woordfees present a new horror-comedy, The Demon Bride, from the Fugard Theatre’s multi-award-winning writer in residence, Louis Viljoen.

The Demon Bride is a gripping and hilarious horror-comedy that sees Viljoen taking an exciting new direction in a production that will make you shiver with delight! It’s wedding season and the wine lands are abuzz with travellers who come to celebrate the nuptials of friends and family. But when the wedding party gets trapped in a haunted cabin in the middle of a dilapidated wine farm, a carefree weekend turns into a nightmare when the spirit of an ancient demon possesses a newlywed and wreaks havoc on her friends.

“With this new play, Louis Viljoen (who wrote and directed) delivers a highly enjoyable, self-reflexive homage to the horror movie genre.” commented Theatre Scene Cape Town. Nominated for three WoordTROfees awards at this year’s University of Stellenbosch (US) Woordfees, The Demon Bride will be unleashed on the Fugard Studio Theatre from 8 May.

Please note: The Demon Bride has an age restriction of 18 (Adult content, Language, Sex).

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