If you’re in Nelson Mandela Bay, and in the mood to talk “kaktus”, you’ll be pleased to know that South African theatre icon Pieter-Dirk Uys will be bringing his beloved character, Evita Bezuidenhout, to visit from February 22 to 24.
The show called Evita Bezuidenhout and the Kaktus of Separate Development will be held at the Athenaeum in Athol Fugard (formerly Belmont) Terrace in Central. His solo show, The Echo of a Noise, will also run at the Athenaeum from February 26 to 28.
If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not know that Pieter is a veteran satirist and a stalwart in SA comedy. His Evita character is well known as a former apartheid ambassador in the Homeland of Bapetikosweti. She claims to now make her residency in the kitchens of Luthuli House where she cooks for reconciliation. Evita promises to give us a run through of the latest happenings in SA politics – and, as usual, cannot promise that she’ll be politically correct while doing so.
In Pieter’s solo act, The Echo of a Noise, he candidly reflects on moments that has shaped his life. Critics has called the show “vulnerable” and “captivating” with many of them lauding it even more entertaining than his high-heeled, wig-clad Evita character.
Both shows start at 19:30. Tickets cost R130 and are available at Computicket.
WIN 2 tickets to The Echo of Noise show (Tuesday 27 Feb) by simply finding the Pieter-Dirk Uys post on my Facebook, and tagging a friend that would be joining you at the show. Winner anounced on Friday, 23 Feb)
CONGRATULATIONS: Marianah Lourens