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AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH

COME PICK A BOX AND MAKE LAUGH, NOT WAR!

"My new 2015 look at South Africa and the world around us - AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH! - is developing into an unexpected national assembly of my satirical cluster of characters, some who have been with me since the 1980s. While it has always been my aim to remind us where we come from, it is more of a necessity now to celebrate where we are going.

Does history repeat itself and turn tragedy into farce? Maybe on some minor levels of stupidity - thinking of the famed Gupta Wedding Fiasco and the Nkandla Firepool Gala. But looking at the characters and stories I have lined up, some old, so new, some borrowed, some blue, I don't believe that history repeats itself in South Africa. Here it just rhymes: from apartheid to tripartite; from Amandla to Nkandla!

The challenge of having 15 numbered boxes on the stage and remaining calm enough to throw myself at the mercy of the choices of every night's audience is a bit crazy. There is usually no democracy on my stage. There I am the Vladimir Putin of theatre. I know what I do; where I do it; how I do it, and when I do it. So that starting in a suit will easily and smoothly end the show in a dress. But now I am at the mercy of a lottery!


Date:
19 February 15 - 14 March 15

Show Time:

THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY TO SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015. Mon to Sat @ 8pm | Sat 07 & 14 March @ 5.30pm & 8pm

Running Time: 70 to 80 minutes without an interval

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