Home, Hope and Humour Mini-Festival of Theatre, Presented by MVG Productions in association with The Crazy Store

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Mon Aug 8, 16:00 - Sat Aug 13, 21:30
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Avalon Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre, Caledon Street

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THE HOME, HOPE AND HUMOUR MINI-FESTIVAL OF THEATRE

Three plays. Three Actors. One short film.

Written by multiple award-winning playwright, Mike van Graan

Avalon Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre, Caledon Street, 8-13 August 2022

(Former Fugard Theatre)


COUNTRY DUTY

The rainbow nation. A better life for all. The most progressive constitution in the world. These were the promises. The hopes for the country we call home. And yet, Not Yet Uhuru is our lot.   Dreams have been stolen. Principles corrupted. Enrichment for a few. 

But there are some who resist. Who expose the rot. At great cost. To be a whistleblower. A blessing? Or a curse?

Featuring Khutjo Green, Directed by Fiona Ramsay

Length: 65 minutes

Age restriction: No under 13

Tickets: R125

Students and people 65 and older: R95


HE HAD IT COMING

Women’s Day. 16 days of activism. Campaigns against GBV. And yet…

He Had it Coming is a collection of sketches, poetry and song that provoke, challenge and say it like it is. Drawing a line in the sand. Saying Enough! A time for catharsis.

Featuring Kim Blanche Adonis, Directed by Daniel Mpilo Richards

Length: 65 minutes

Age restriction: No under 13

Tickets: R125

Students and people 65 and older: R95


THE NEW ABNORMAL

Humour is one way of surviving our pandemics. Like COVID. Like Corruption. And once the humour has gone? And we are still in darkness, from whence comes our hope? The New Abnormal is piece of ‘stand-up commentary’ that explores our home, our anxieties, and our hopes with humour. 

Featuring Marty Kintu, Directed by Rob van Vuuren

Length: 60 minutes

Age restriction: No under 13

Tickets: R125

Students and people 65 and older: R95


SOME MOTHERS’ SONS

South African Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Short Film Category

Two friends. One Country. Before and After.

What do human rights mean in a country wracked by violence? 

There’s the law. And then there’s justice.

Featuring Luntu Masiza and Francois Immelman

Directed by Mbulelo Grootboom, Cinematography by Alexandre Ortscheit

Length: 24 minutes

Age restriction: No under 14

Tickets: R55

Students and people 65 and older: R45


Seating unreserved

Time Monday 8 August


16:00 He Had it Coming

18:00 Country Duty

20:00  Festival Opening (by invitation)

TimeTuesday 9 August


14:00 Some Mothers' Sons

Post-show discussion


16:00 He Had it Coming


18:00 The New Abnormal


20:00 Country Duty

Time Wednesday 10 August


16:00 The New Abnormal


18:00 Country Duty


20:00 He Had it Coming


21:30 Some Mothers' Sons

Time Thursday 11 August


14:00 Some Mothers' Sons


Post-show discussion


16:00 He Had it Coming


18:00 The New Abnormal


20:00 Country Duty

Time Friday 12 August


16:00 Country Duty


18:00 The New Abnormal


20:00 He Had it Coming


21:30 Some Mothers' Sons

Time Saturday 13 August


14:00 Some Mothers' Sons


Post-show discussion


16:00 He Had it Coming


18:00 Country Duty


20:00 The New Abnormal

Additional information

Age restriction No under 13s
Refund policy No refunds

Location

Home, Hope and Humour Mini-Festival of Theatre, Presented by MVG Productions in association with The Crazy Store
Avalon Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre, Caledon Street
15 M59, District Six, Cape Town, 7925
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