20November2017

Entertainment Theatre Special Thanks to Guests from Afar

Special Thanks to Guests from Afar

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Special Thanks to Guests from Afar is the fourth play in Artscape’s 8th annual Spring Drama Season.

Written by the award winning playwright Nicholas Spagnoletti and directed by Matthew Wild, the play runs at the Artscape Arena Theatre from 8 to 24 November.

Two South African friends who haven't seen each other in years are reunited at a wedding in a small resort town on the Baltic coast in the former East Germany. Luke is a gay Economics professor from UCT; Thabisa is a Zürich-based banking executive and the daughter of a struggle hero. They arrive a day early by mistake and meet the attractive sexually ambiguous brother of the groom, Markus, a German physiotherapist who takes regular assignments abroad with Médecins Sans Frontières. Over the weekend the three chat, grumble, get drunk, fight, tickle, laugh and wonder about their strange ways in life, intimacy and friendship. The play is for anyone who has ever felt like an extra-terrestrial on the edge of a wedding.

Special Thanks to Guests from Afar features actors Nicholas Dallas, Chi Mhende and Gideon Lombard.

The Artscape Spring Drama Season began on 13 September with Amy Jephta’s Other Peoples Lives, followed by Louis Viljoen’s Champ, with both plays receiving outstanding reviews.  iSystem, the Showcase Production written by Anele Rusi, runs this weekend, on 26 and 27 October.
 
Tickets are R50 for the previews on 8, 9 November and R85 thereafter, via Computicket or 0214217695.