Oleanna – Must Close 20 October 2018 | The Fugard

Strictly limited season – must close 20 October 2018.

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, with no chance of an extension.

In Oleanna, a female college student engages with her male professor in a heated discussion about his lesson content and teaching style. The relationship of a somewhat pedantic 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 and must close on 20 October.

Please note: Oleanna carries an age restriction of 16 for mature content and violence. Themes and content of sexual harassment and violence against women are prevalent at certain times in the play.

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Die Reuk Van Appels – Returns From 23 October 2018 | The Fugard

Returns from 23 October – 17 November 2018

Following a sensational national tour and sold out performances, the Naledi, kykNET Fiësta and Fleur du Cap theatre award winning Die reuk van appels returns to The Fugard Theatre. Adapted from the acclaimed 1993 novel of Mark Behr, it tells the coming-of-age story of Marnus Erasmus, 11-year-old son of a South African Defence Force (SADF) general. It eloquently captures the Afrikaner mentality in the 70’s and 80’s and the brutal consequences of apartheid and militarisation of South African life

Afrikaans with English surtitles. Please note: the show carries an age restriction of 16 and contains scenes with sex, nudity, strong language, violence and prejudice.

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Shakespeare In Love – 25% Off | The Fugard

25% off all premium priced tickets for the rest of the season

“All the world’s a stage”, and the world is a pretty expensive place at the moment … So The Fugard Theatre is cutting its premium price tickets to the smash hit romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love by 25% for the rest of the season!

This amazing offer is only available by calling The Fugard Theatre Box on 021 461 4554, or by emailing boxoffice1@thefugard.com and we will call you to make your reservation.

Come and experience this hilarious and magical production and leave your woes behind – After all its got love, comedy aaaand a bit with a dog!

Offer is subject to availability. T’s and C’s apply.

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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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