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SoloAfrika Festival of MonoDrama – For Generations
This event is part of Solo Afrika Festival Of Mono Drama
Start DateSep 08 2017
Kurt Egelhof has been performing For Generations since 2008, where he launched the show on the National Arts Festival of that year. Now in its 10th year, For Generations has performed across South Africa, in both formal and informal theatre spaces, in and around all the major cities of the country. It has also been presented in Zimbabwe, in the United Kingdom and Germany, as a guest performance on the Thespis Festival of 2016.
The piece explores the dynamic between four generations of South African men since the advent of WW2, concurrent with the rise of the National Party in 1948, to the present time. By exploring the challenges, the defeats, the victories of these men, the work unravels issues of racial identity within the same family, by addressing the small detail hidden in the inherited father-to-son legacy that every family worldwide is a victim of. In the end, For Generations shows hope for the future, by offering disclosure on how some of the biggest transgressions against the most innocent among us, can be addressed, rectified and practiced, in the search for redemption. If all of the TRC, its victories, and its failings, could be embodied in one hour, this piece would be it.
Cape Town audiences have constantly asked why they have not caught up with this electrifying piece of autobiographical yet universal theatre well, now is your chance.
The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R21 and R13 for pensioners.Wheelchair Access
Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.