Cape Town Boardwalk - April 8, 2014

What's On - Cape Town

• The Way We Were ends Thursday at the Rosebank Theatre. The play is conjured from the life and music of Barbra Streisand: a rags-to-riches story of Streisand’s life in the Bronx, brought to life by Cat Simoni under the direction of Paul Spence. 8pm. R100 at

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Adapt or Fly

• Comedian Casper de Vries’ exhibition of his painting runs until April 21 at the Artscape Marble Foyer. Free. See

• Comedy Tannie Dora Goes Bos at Artscape Arena from April 8 to 12 for six performances only. Tickets are R60 to R80 from Computicket.

• Nothing but the Truth runs from tomorrow to Saturday at the Artscape Theatre. The drama by John Kani tells the story of two brothers; one who went into exile during the apartheid years and died there, while the other stayed in South Africa. Stars Sipho Makhaya (Chris Gxalaba) Thando Makhaya (Zoliswa Kawe) Mandisa Makhaya (Chi Mhende). R40 at Computicket. Info:

• Family Symphonic Fun runs on Monday at the Artscape Theatre. An introduction to the orchestra for the whole family, with light classics and popular music performed by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. 3pm and 6pm. R50 at Computicket. Info:

• The Devil and Billy Markham ends April 19 at the Alexander Bar. Graham Clarke revives his award-winning performance of the late American author Shel Silverstein’s one-man comedy poem. 7pm. No show Saturday and Sunday.

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• Adapt or Fly runs until April 19 at The Theatre on the Bay. Pieter-Dirk Uys’s latest production looks at current affairs in South Africa. R95 to R165 at Computicket and the box office.

• The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ 2014 Great Texts public lecture series launches with a lecture by UK-based scholar and artist Nadia Davids on April 16 at the Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street. Titled Writing and Performing Cape Town, the lecture offers reflections around writing and performing contemporary and historical Cape Town. Free. 5pm. Tel: 021 480 7156.

• Undermined runs from Thursday to May 3 at The Kalk Bay Theatre. Mashing up comic book and African storytelling, Undermined is the true tale of Madlebe, an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. Directed by Tara Notcutt. Cast includes Luke Brown, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and Stefan Erasmus. R80. Book at

• Swan Lake runs until April 20 at The Artscape Opera House. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies Cape Town City Ballet with guest artists of the Royal Ballet at selected performances for the greatest of all classical ballets. R100 to R320 at Computicket.

• Joe Barber VI – Life runs until May 10 at The Baxter Theatre. Cape Town comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen take us on yet another crazy journey into the heart of their community. 8pm. R100 to R130 at Computicket.

• Kaapse Stories with Alistair Izobel runs until April 19 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. 8,15pm. R120 to R140 at Computicket.

• My Wonderyears ends on Saturday at the Baxter Concert Hall. A musical showcasing the life and times of Loukmaan Adams. 8.15pm. R120 to R150 at Computicket.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. Today, 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. See Call 021 447 7237.

• Theatresports runs every Tuesday night at the Kalk Bay Theatre. South Africa’s longest-running, award-winning theatre improvisation show. 8pm. R60. Tel 072 939 3351.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. From R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

• Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail info to [email protected], subject “boardwalk”, by Thursday afternoon.

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