Well-known local theatre doyennes, Wilna Snyman and Antoinette Kellermann, join forces to play the leads in Flemish playwright Laurens de Vos’ haunting play, Klaasvakie (De Zandman).
Award-winning actress Nicole Holm joins them in a supporting role as a nurse. The production will be staged with English subtitles and runs at the Fugard Theatre from 24 October to 5 November 2011. The play, directed by Marthinus Basson and produced by Hugo Theart (the award-winning team of TEATERteater), depicts a tragic bond between two elderly women living out their final years in an old age home.
Julienne (Kellermann) and Albertine (Snyman) are locked in a bitter and bitchy rivalry while they simultaneously try to exorcise the ghosts of their individual (and collective) pasts. Their lives are inextricably bound through the transgressions of a well to do politician. A terrible secret haunts them both, and De Vos subtly examines how the women wrestle with their demons as the threat of fast-encroaching dementia raises its insidious head…
laasvakie is presented by TEATERteater. It comes to Cape Town after a successful world premiere and sold-out run at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) in Oudsthoorn. The production honours the lifelong contribution of actress Wilna Snyman to the arts in South Africa. This Afrikaans production of De Vos’ De Zandman (originally written in Dutch) was developed by TEATERteater in conjunction with ABSA KKNK, a delegation of the Flemish government in Southern Africa, as well as with the Flemish/South African Cultural Institute. Performance Dates: 24 October - 5 November 2011 Time: 19:30. (Also matinee shows on 29 October and 5 November at 15:00.) No shows on Sundays. Duration: 75 minutes with no interval. Ticket Prices: R90 – R120 (Special ticket prices are available for students, pensioners and groups at the Fugard Theatre’s box office: 021 – 461 4554).