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lLara Bye directs Gaëtan Schmid upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, as he explores the dynamics of body language and non-verbal communication in the workplace in Kung Fu Chit Chat. Tomorrow and October 9. 5.30pm. R50 at 021 300 1652.
lMy Shirt Productions present Greg Karvellas directing Nicholas Pauling and Mark Elderkin in Louis Viljoen’s The Frontiersmen, a dark tale about land, blood and good old South African greed. Thursday to Saturday and October 8 to 12 at 7pm plus October 11 at 9pm upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. R80 at 021 300 1652.
lCatch Thembi Mtshali-Jones on a biographical journey in her one-woman show Women in Waiting, directed by Yael Farber, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Theatre. Ends October 12 at 8.15pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket or call 021 685 7880.
lThe Baxter Dance Festival showcases dance with about 50 choreographers displaying their neo-classical, flamenco, fusion, physical theatre, modern, African, jazz and hip hop dancing. Thursday to October 12 at 8pm. R30 to R80 depending on the programme. See www.baxter.co.za for scheduling details.
lSugar-daddy Theatre Company present David Mamet’s dark comedy, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Chris Weare directs Melissa Haiden, Alistair Moulton Black, Pierre Malherbe and Marlisa Doubell. Danny (Moulton Black) and Deborah’s (Haiden) romance is quickly established by sexual attraction, but as their relationship progresses, they are unable to “talk” with each other or get “closer”. Two cynical and destructive friends, Bernie (Pierre) and Joan (Doubell), coach from the sidelines in this one-act play set in Seventies Chicago. Intimate Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange St. Ends Saturday. R80 at Computicket.
lProfessor Michael Godby will discuss Duccio’s 14th-century altar piece, Maestra, at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ (Gipca) Great Text public lecture series on Thursday at 5.30pm. UCT Hiddingh Campus, Orange St. The lecture will be followed by the screening of the Puma Films4Peace-commissioned short films by Rob Carter, Wilmer Wilson IV, Athi-Patra Ruga, Zanele Muholi, Anthony Goicolea and Assume Vivic Astro Focus. For more information, contact the Gipca office at 021 480 7156.
lThe creative team behind Kingdom of Earth bring another intriguing play direct from a sell-out season at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in the US: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. Fred Abrahamse directs Jennifer Steyn, Marcel Meyer, Nicholas Dallas and Roelof Storm at Artscape Arena, from Friday to October 19 (Tuesdays to Sundays), at 7.30pm. R70 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
lBoer War musical Ons vir Jou written by Deon Opperman and Sean Else with music by Johan Vorster, starring Rouel Beukes, Zanne Stapelberg, Vaughan Gardiner, Marisa Drummond, Phillip Moolman, among others. At Artscape Opera House from Saturday to October 26. R150 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
lMike McCullagh brings Abba to life in a new tribute show at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar until November 9, every Wednesday to Saturday at 8.30pm. Stars Petro Liebenberg, Liani Ekermans, Juandre Schultz, Darren Petersen, Neil Payton, Warren Lombard and Kyle Petersen. R90 at Computicket.
lDutch artists Niki Romijn and Erik Robaard return to Cape Town with the production Roos van Jou Mond: The Poetry of Ingrid Jonker, a tribute to the South African poet who would have turned 80 this year. Tomorrow at 8pm at De Malle Meul, Philadelphia (021 972 1097); Thursday at 8.15pm at Klein Libertas Teater, Stellenbosch (021 883 8164); Saturday at 7.30pm at Villa Pascal, Durbanville (021 975 2566). Check www.nikiromijn.nl for more details.
lDavid Kramer has adapted Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to a Cape Flats setting. The story of two brothers separated at birth because of their mother’s desperate financial situation, but reunited through friendship. Theatre on the Bay until October 20. R100 to R280 at Computicket or call 021 438 3300.
lCheck out something new at the open mic writing, performance and music slot upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, on Monday at 8pm. This month sees Jemma Kahn, The Neighbours, Francy Stephens, Joanna Evans, Gideon Lombard and more take to the stage. Tel: 021 300 1652.
lThe Fugard Theatre’s run of Richard O’Brien’s rock musical The Rocky Horror Show ends January 12. Paul du Toit (Semi Soet, Liefling) as Brad, Jenny Stead (Cardenio, The Comedy of Errors) as Janet, Pierre Van Heerden (The Lion King, Chicago, Cats, Grease) as Dr Scott and Eddie, Brendan van Rhyn (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tree Aan) as Dr Frank-N-Furter. R110 to R230 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
lLilly Slaptsilli and Keiron Legacy present their Mince drag show at The Villa supper theatre, Cape Sun, Strand St, CBD, on Sundays. R300 at www.webtickets.com, which includes dinner. Buffet at 7pm, show starts at 8.30pm.
l3 Tons of Fun will boogie your Sunday night away at Café Manhattan. 9pm. Free, but book by e-mail at info@ manhattan.co.za or call 021 421 6666.
lMadame Zingara’s The Miracle Show at V&A Waterfront. Tuesday to Sunday. R410 to R1 250 at 086 162 3263. Decadent dining and spellbinding cirque in one of the last mirror tents. Ticket includes a four-course meal.
lTheatresports at Kalk Bay Theatre on Tuesdays at 8pm. Hilarious improvised comedy where you, the audience, decide on the show you’re going to see. R60. Call 072 939 3351.
lComedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem. From R30 at the door. Call 021 465 2106.
lComedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Rd, Southfield. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.
l Funny Bones comedy every Tuesday at Purple Turtle, cnr Long and Shortmarket sts, CBD. 8pm. R30. Call 021 424 0811.
lComedy on Monday Evenings at Ragazzi Club, 33 Long St, CBD. 9pm. R40. Call 079 616 6333.
lComedy on Long at Zula Sound Bar, Long St, CBD, every Wednesday. Call 021 424 2442.
lComics at Work every Sunday at Obz Café, 115 Lower Main Rd, Observatory. R20. Call 021 448 5555.
lThe Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season at The Fugard Theatre Bioscope gets off to a dramatic start with the return of Puccini’s musically sublime final opera Turandot – a tale of disguised identities, riddles, ritual executions and powerful, triumphant love. One of the greatest Turandot singers today, Lise Lindstrom, makes her Royal Opera debut. October 13 at 11am. R100 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
lThe Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society bring the Broadway musical hit Guys and Dolls to the Artscape Theatre from October 18 to November 10. Director Kyla Thorburn. R170 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
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