Cape Town Boardwalk - July 30, 2014

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to oklahoma1 Johnny Lai Sang CLASSIC: Oklahoma runs until Sunday at the Artscape Theatre.

• The Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival runs from Monday to August 9 at the Artscape Theatre Centre. The festival celebrates Women’s Day and Women’s Month with a series of productions, workshops, book launches, exhibitions and poetry readings. More info: www.artscape.co.za.

• Arterial Network Poetry Session takes place tomorrow at 6 Spin Street, CBD. In celebration of World Poetry Month and in light of its Artwatch Africa programme, Arterial Network is hosting an exceptional poetry and open mic session with veterans James Matthews, Ari Sitas, Koleka Putuma and Madosin. Free. 6.30pm. Info: 021 461 0666.

• Sleuth ends Saturday at The Playhouse Theatre, Somerset West. A study of sexual conflict and jealousy between an older man and a younger man and a subtle psychological portrait of an inadequate and games-playing obsessed middle-aged man. 8pm. R81 to R90 at Computicket.

• Fame runs Thursday to August 8 at the Parklands College, Sandown. Set in New York City, at the High School of Performing Arts, the show follows a group of diverse, talented and spirited students through four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. 7pm. R100 to R200 at Computicket.

• Françoise Hardy and Brel, So Alive, So Well ends August 14 at the Rosebank Theatre. Featuring all the major hits of French pop stars Françoise Hardy and Jaques Brel. Stars Cat Simoni. 8pm. R120. Info: 074 101 5066.

• Arts writer and artist, Clayton Campbell, will discuss a participatory photographic project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, as part of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. Thursday at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. 5.30pm. Info: 021 480 7156.

• The Rocky Horror Show ends November 2 at The Fugard Theatre. 8pm. R90 to R310 at Computicket.

• The Benefactors ends Friday at The Masque Theatre. 8pm. R60 to R70. Info: 021 788 1898.

• A Certain Lady ends Saturday at the Alexander Bar. Based on the short stories of US literary icon, Dorothy Parker, the production explores the heart of a woman in the 1920s. 7pm. R90 at http://alexanderbar.co.za/ show/aCertainLady/. Info: 021 300 10 88.

• Shakespeare Schools Festival SA ends Thursday at The Artscape Theatre Centre. The festival is an additional education programme from the UK, aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts. 7pm. R30 to R60 at Computicket.

• Oscar and The Pink Lady runs until August 23 at The Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. The endearing tale of the young cancer patient, Oscar, and Aunt Rose, who guides him with humour and imagination through his last days. 7.30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Oklahoma ends Sunday at the Artscape Theatre. Based on the classic stage musical. 7.30pm. R100 to R205 at Computicket.

• Fishers of Hope ends Saturday at the Baxter Theatre. Set along the lakes of Kenya, Lara Foot’s Fishers of Hope explores the theme of hope: its essence, its longevity and its possible demise. 7.30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Slowly ends Sunday at the Artscape Arena. As invading barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. Director: Geoffery Hyland, choreographer: Jacki Job, decor design: Geoffery Hyland and Nicolas Meyer, costume design: Leigh Bishop, lighting design: Luke Ellenbogen. 7pm. R80 at Computicket.

• Vaslav runs until August 9 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. A new cabaret celebrating the life of legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Performed by Godfrey Johnson and directed by Lara Bye. 8pm. R80. Info: www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za.

• A Handful of Keys runs until August 10 at the Theatre on the Bay. Ian Von Memerty and Jonathan Roxmouth celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit show. 8pm. R95 to R165 at Computicket or 021 438 3300.

• The Music of Queen, starring Cedric Vandenschrik, runs until August 30 at the Grandwest Theatre. A musical tribute to the rock band Queen. 8:30pm. R90 at Computicket.

• Improguise runs every Monday at The Galloway Theatre, V&A Waterfront Theatre School, Port Road. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. See www.joumase comedy.com or call 021 447 7237.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets 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 www.thechillibar.co.za

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

• To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail all theatre-related information to Atiyyah Khan at Atzushka@ gmail.com by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put ‘boardwalk’ in the subject line of your e-mail.


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