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TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS

TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS  TSHWANE COMEDY NIGHTS
VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
DATE: 11 & 26 APRIL 2015

11 APRIL 2015: THEME: STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

Kagiso Lediga
Recognized today as one of the country's pioneering black comedians in the country & given his invaluable contribution to local comedy, Kagiso Lediga has certainly earned his right to be called a South African comedy legend. For over a decade - this multi talented comedian has entertained audiences in the live space, on the small screen, on the big screen and also now from behind the screen producing some of the most groundbreaking comedy content this country has ever seen. He is a natural storyteller with an enigmatic comedy style that blends schoolboy charm with creative genius, sharp intelligence & wit. However, if there was a SA Comedy Hall of Fame - it is his achievements thus far that would entrench his position there.
Gavin Kelly
Young and full of charisma, nothing is out of bounds for this fellow. His comedy career only took off about 3years ago yet he has shared the stage with some of the countries greatest and has featured on Comedy Centrals live at parkers comedy special. Born in the new South Africa, performing in the new South Africa he is the ideal example of a true South African comedian.
Simmi Arreff
This UJ graduate started comedy because he wanted a way to make extra money while he was in school, little did he now that he was starting a career that would sustain him way past that. He makes fun of his daily life struggles as a young Muslim man living in an urban generation and has featured neumerous times on the LNN show(etv) as well as Comedy Centrals Live at parkers.
Stig Dlamini
In life every now and then something spectacular comes along to dazzle everybody and leave them begging for more. Stig is exactly that. He is a natural comedian, born to make whoever he is with laugh. He recently performed at the annual Soweto comedy festival held at the Soweto theatre and has toured with Loyiso Gola on two of his one man specials over the past 3 years. He can hold his own amongst some of the countries.

26 APRIL 2015: THEME: DIVORCE

Sifiso Nene
Sifiso Nene is a stand-up comedian and MC originally from KZN. He holds the title as the first winner of So You Think You are Funny in 2009. Following his win, Sifiso hit the corporate market as an MC and presenter, and also performed at various comedy festivals across the country.
Eureka Nkese
Eureka is one of SA’s top rising new comedy talent. He started doing comedy in late 2009. Since then he has made a name for himself on the Johannesburg comedy circuit with performances in Melville, Soweto, Norwood and Centurion. He entertains crowds with his social satire. A versatile comedian on stage with a good mixture of topical and observational humour.
Kedibone Mulaudzi
With 10 years of comedy experience as a comedian it comes as no surprise that Kedibone is in constant demand as both a headline act and MC across the national comedy circuit. And him being Joyous Celebration’s resident Comedian and part of the same line up with Chris Rock when he was in the country cemented that. His mother calls him the funniest comedian on earth (well, why are we not surprised, she also thinks he is the best singer in the world), the corporate clients he has performed for call him a comedy genius that always tears the roof off with his witty and hilarious yet relevant punch lines.
Sibusiso Zathu
Young, energetic and funny, that’s the ideal way of describing Sibusiso. He started doing comedy a year ago and he hasn’t looked back since. He has recently moved to Johannesburg from the Eastern cape to give himself o taste of what it feels like to be a working standup comedian. He has done open spots at Morula Sun, State theatre, The box and other comedy spots.

Production Schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

JAZZ & AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS

JAZZ & AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS  JAZZ & AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS
VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
DATE: 10, 17 & 24 APRIL 2015

10 APRIL 2015: FEYA FAKU & KEVIN MADUNA

Feya Faku
Trumpeter and Fluegel horn player Feya Faku was born in New Brighton, a township in Port Elizabeth. He started to play music without any formal training. He enrolled to study music at the University of Natal in 1988, and it was during this time that his career really took off. In particular his involvement at the Rainbow Jazz Club- where he and Fellow Students backed top Local and International Jazz Musicians-proved instrumental to his progress.
Kevin Maduna
Already becoming a household name as a disciplined professional jazz vocalist to ever emerge in South Africa post 1990, Kevin Maduna is winning the hearts of South Africa’s music enthusiasts with his smooth sounds. Born and bred in Soweto, this young jazz crooner began his music journey at a tender age and later embarked on a pursuit for musical excellence and technique, he studied music at Central Johannesburg College (diploma in popular music) and is currently working on a Degree in popular music at the prestigious University of South Africa.

17 APRIL 2015: LUANGA CHOBA & AUS TEBZA

Luanga Choba
South African born and bred, but with Zambian ancestry, the songbird explains that “luanga” means “this charm it is yours” in Zambia’s Chikunda language. “Charm as in a traditional doctor’s charm to bring you wellbeing or healing, or ward off evil spirits,” she explains. She hopes that combining her natural talent for music with her medical background will allow her to explore the healing magic of music and touch the lives of many.
Aus Tebza
Tebogo Patience Sedumedi started her journey in the music industry at an early age where she initially started by singing in a group at 15 years old. In her journey she learnt how to play bass at first because she wanted to start a band and then fell deeply in love with it and got to explore it to its depth. This was a surprise to me to find out that Tebza is a self taught bassist yet her bass sounds so “educated” , now that’s a true woman in the field “ give that woman a bells”. Her initial first gig was with a band called attaza and got paid only 300 but that did not stop her from pursuing her dream. Tebza has an all female band called DEEVA, which is doing very well and is going places. The band will one day record an album, it is been a long time coming and it will happen.

24 APRIL 2015: PALEDI MALATJI & NEW SKOOL

Paledi Malatji
Malatji recorded his debut 13 track album with Selaelo as producer and acted as co-producer. “The First Prince” features a brace of original material from the artist’s own hand, along with several of Selaelo’s compositions and showcases Malatji’s piano talent as well as his unique and deeply organic vocal skills. Since the release of his debut album, Malatji has shared many stages with musicians such as Letta Mbuli, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, George Benson, Kirk Whalum, Lira, Tshepo Tshola and Sibongile Khumalo to name a few.
New Skool
"New Skool" is a true reflection of a new South Africa, a reflection of how we view our country in a new way, as well as a unique modern-day South African approach to music, it brings a new wave of music that speaks of a current reality. The Birth of Change- “A true reflection of recreation.” New Skool seeks to be a true reflection of a new South Africa, a reflection of how we view our country in a new way, as well as a modern-day South African approach to music. New Skool seeks to bring forth a new wave of music that speaks of a current reality. We seek to be the voice of the modern day South Africa. This is who we are and we are glad we can share our experiences with you, "The Birth of Change- A true reflection of what our feelings sound like. We aim to encourage, inspire and express so much love. God for us all, we shall continue spreading love.

Production Schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

SAK & PAK

SAK & PAK SAK & PAK
VENUE: MOMENTUM TEATER
DATUM: 10 - 19 APRIL 2015

Gekskryf en Vervaardig deur Johan Riekert, Luan Jacobs, Lika De Beer & Je-Ani Swiegelaar
Met Luan Jacobs, Lika De Beer, Je-Ani Swiegelaar, Marco Spaumer & Carina Nel

Vyf vriende vlug uit die stad
Wat wag op hul pad?

Ervaar vyf vriende se vakansieflaters
Lank voor hul uitspan langs die waters

Sak en Pak is 'n Afrikaanse komedie, vervaardig deur Jacobus Produksies in samewerking met Lugkasteel Produksies. Dit handel oor 'n groep vriende wat op pad is op 'n lang verwagte en welverdiende vakansie. 'n Paar kinkels dreig egter om hulle planne in die wiele te ry. Kyk wat gebeur as 'n neurotiese aktuaris, 'n oorwerkte prokureur, 'n depressiewe lugwaardin, 'n oorentoesiastiese kleuterskooljuffrou en 'n self-gesentreerde student die langpad probeer aanpak. Hierdie film, gebaseer op die teaterproduksie Sak en Pak, is 'n vars en hoogs vermaaklike komedie wat die wonder en die wonde van die lewe uitbeeld. Met skerp dialoog en interessante kinkels in die storie, beloof dit om 'n boeiende ontdekking te wees van die lewens van hierdie groep jong volwassenes. Sak en Pak ondersoek ook die bagasie wat mense op 'n daaglikse basis in hulle "kattebakke" probeer inprop. Dis snaaks, dis hartroerend. Dit is Sak en Pak.

Produksie Skedule:
Tyd: 20:00
Kaartjies:Klik hier om te koop

Missing

Missing MISSING
VENUE: DRAMA THEATRE
DATE: 1 - 28 JUNE 2015

Written By John Kani
Directed by Janice Honeyman
Starring John Kani, Susan Danford, Buhle Ngaba & Apollo Ntshoko

This is Tony-award-winning Kani's first full-length play since his Nothing But the Truth in 2002, which received numerous accolades locally and abroad. Once again he teams up with theatre bluebloods Janice Honeyman (director) and Mannie Manim (lighting designer) to bring to life this new South African love story and political thriller.
The cast features Kani as Robert Khalipa, Susan Danford as his Swedish wife, Anna Ohlson, and newcomer Buhle Ngaba as their daughter, Ayanda, a medical student. Apollo Ntshoko plays Peter Tshabalala, a young comrade and Robert's assistant in the ANC office in Stockholm.
Robert has been living in exile in Stockholm for over 30 years with his wife (who has inherited her father's large electronic and communications company) and their daughter Ayanda, who was born there. They are a happy family but this is all about to change.
Bongani Bennedict Masango : Writer, Director and Composer Moses “Strike Moshe” Tholo : Musical Director, Music Arranger and Composer Percy Mthunzi : Music Arranger and Composer Thamsanqa Langeni : Music Arranger and Producer .

Performance schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

FISHERS OF HOPE

FISHERS OF HOPE FISHERS OF HOPE
VENUE: ARENA THEATRE
DATE: 4 - 31 May 2015

Acclaimed writer and director Lara Foot sets her Fishers of Hope (Tawaret) by a misty lake in Africa. The family’s breadwinner has been injured by a hippo, the people who depend on him have no food. Instead of showing us a social tragedy, Foot uses a mesmerising magical realism to give her characters space to talk about hope as the binding metaphysical power of their community. Traditional African storytelling is mixed with dance, music and video projections in a family drama that also shows the tragedy of an entire continent running out of hope.

“Lara Foot finds a universe in a small story.” – Marianne Thamm,

Daily Maverick .


“Fishers of Hope sets a precedent to local theatre which will be hard to match.” ‐ Jaro Kalac,

WhatsoninCapeTown .


“Foot’s latest contribution to South African theatre is brilliantly staged and well served all round.” ‐ Beverley Brommert,

Cape Argus .



Production Schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

MOTHER OF ALL EATING

MOTHER OF ALL EATING MOTHER OF ALL EATING
VENUE: ARENA THEATRE
DATE: 7 -30 MAY 2015
Written by Zakes Mda
Directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele

The Mother of All Eating is a one-man satire exploring the unfortunate culture of corruption known as "eating". This culture has become synonymous with corrupt state officials who enrich themselves by abusing government funds.
This evergreen play centres on a character called The Man (the principal secretary to a government minister). The Man is corrupt to the core, and has thoroughly enriched himself within the ranks of his government. He is the main figure implicated in a recent government tender deal gone wrong. The deal comes back to haunt him, causing his extravagant lifestyle to come to an abrupt end.
Set in Lesotho in the 1980s, this timeless classic by Zakes Mda exposes the greed, the destructive mindsets and the tragic effects that accompany corruption.
The Mother of All Eating was first performed at the Sechaba Hall of the Victoria Hotel in Maseru, Lesotho, in 1992. It enjoyed great popularity there, and subsequently toured Europe. In 2010, the play was produced for a new generation at the Drama for Life South African Theatre Season, with the theme Honouring the Archive: Theatre, Memory and Social Justice. The play then travelled to the Maitisong Theatre Festival in Botswana as well as to Lesotho, where it was once again warmly received. In 2012, it was staged at the Arts Alive International Festival in Johannesburg.
The Mother of All Eating is directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele. It stars two actors – Mpho Osei-Tutu and Jerry Mntonga – as The Man, accompanied by Bernett Mulungo on piano. The play may have been written more than 20 years ago, but it deals with issues that South Africans continue to experience every day – such as betrayal by those in power and the rank neglect of disadvantaged communities.
Production information
Playwright: Professor Zakes Mda
Director: Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele
Production Schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

VETTIE VETTIE

VETTIE VETTIE VETTIE VETTIE
VENUE: DRAMA THEATRE
DATE: 5 – 25 APRIL 2015
Na die sukses van die landswye toer van die treffer komedie Vettie Vettie is die produksie te sien by die Pretoria Staatsteater vir ‘n beperkte seisoen.
Vettie Vettie is ‘n ongewone liefdesverhaal waar die grootte van 'n vrou, nie die grootte van 'n man se hart kan keer nie. Warm, skreeusnaaks en verrassend.
Vicky (gespeel deur Michelle Botha) is 'n suksesvolle eienares van 'n boekwinkel in London, enkellopend en ooglopend vet. Wanneer sy haar droomman, Tom Delport (Christiaan Schoombie), ontmoet, besluit sy sy gaan nou eens en vir altyd van haar vetrolletjies ontslae raak en haar prins vang.
Dis egter nie so maklik om gewig te verloor nie, veral nie as een van jou huismaats ‘n gourmet kok is en jou ander huismaat jou gereeld herinner aan al jou gefaalde dieëte nie.
Henri (Tobie Cronjé) ken Vicky al lank genoeg om te weet dat haar maerword-voornemens nooit lank hou nie, en hy put “groot” genot daaruit om haar siel uit te trek. Hy is beslis nie baie taktvol nie en glo ook nie aan eufemismes nie, hy sê wat hy dink.
James (Luan Jacobs) is 'n gourmet-kok wat nooit net doodgewone rys, vleis en aartappels kan kook nie. Hy werk deur die dag vir Vicky in die boekwinkel en het ‘n sagte plekkie vir haar.
Gaan die arme Vicky daarin slaag om die man van haar drome se hart te wen?
Die regie word behartig deur die nimlike akteur en regisseur André Odendaal.
Vettie Vettie is deur Johan Bernard vertaal en deur Pierre van Pletzen verwerk van Charles Laurence se trefferkomedie My Fat Friend.
Vervaardiger: Kosie Smit (Kosie House of Theatre)
Meer inligting oor die stuk is op www.kosie.biz / www.statetheatre.co.za
Webtuiste: www.kosie.biz / www.statetheatre.co.za
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Skedule:
20:00 Dindag to Vrydag
15:00 en 20:00 Saterdag
Tickets: Click here to book

ROAD TO DAMASCUS

ROAD TO DAMASCUS  ROAD TO DAMASCUS
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE
DATE: 10 APR - 2 MAY 2015
Road to Damascus tells a fascinating journey of Goodwill Matyutyu who mirrors the story of Apostle Paul in the bible. We meet and journey with these character’s lives, challenges and stereo typicality portrayal of Christianity. Pastor Boitumelo visits prisons to tell prisoners about God and his son Jesus Christ, Goodwill Matyutyu appears to be the chosen one out of many in that chaotic environment to lead God’s work. Joyously he gets an early release under parole and has to serve the community and continue the good he did in Prison.
A group of young people along with Pastor Goodwill Matyutyu work on changing their lives and living according to the word. The journey takes us through a rough path filled with regret, confusion, forgiveness, sacrifice, faith and patience, the truth behind life mirrors each of them. Aunty who is a guardian to Monwabiso is the woman in the middle of these situations and she takes all that happens as an adult and advices each to forgive.
A long walk from serving years in prison, Matyutyu goes to the townships as a saved and born again Pastor for a new beginning. There comes a time in life when you breathe and think the past has long passed only to find yourself digging your past unconsciously. Throughout his journey temptation attacks him from all walks of directions, his past tries to catch up with him. His main objective is to prevent what happened to him from affective others. Told through song and drama Road to Damascus is a new production that introduces the young talent of Bongani Benedict Masango and an exciting team of young artists.
Bongani Bennedict Masango : Writer, Director and Composer Moses “Strike Moshe” Tholo : Musical Director, Music Arranger and Composer Percy Mthunzi : Music Arranger and Composer Thamsanqa Langeni : Music Arranger and Producer .
Performance schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Click here to book

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