Sex in the Suburbs comes to GrahamstownLynita Crofford
Sex in the Suburbs, directed by Tara Notcutt and featuring Lynita Crofford and Gideon Lombard, makes its English debut at the National Arts Festival.
Originally written in Afrikaans by well-known writer and director Francois Toerien, ‘Seks in die Suburbs’ has been translated into English by Lynita Crofford. It played to sold-out audiences at festivals such as the Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees and the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees a few years ago and it is now set to delight National Arts Festival goers.
This romantic comedy is set in the early hours of the morning after a party. A rollicking night follows, with helpings of laughter, intrigue and seduction as a cougar attempts to have her way with a more than willing younger man.
Lynita Crofford has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio for more than 25 years. In 2011 she appeared in the hit comedy ‘Perfect Wedding’ for Pieter Toerien Productions with Alan Committee and earlier this year was seen in the international movies ‘Safe House’ and ‘Chronicle’. Her television work includes ‘Isidingo’ and ‘7de Laan’. She has also presented numerous television shows over the years.
Gideon Lombard, a relative newcomer to the world of stage and screen, exploded onto the festival circuit with ‘...miskien’. The play won the Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for Theatre at the National Arts Festival in 2010 and is going to be doing its final National Arts Festival run this year. Lombard has recently returned from the Amsterdam Fringe Festival and Fringe World Festival in Perth where ‘...miskien’ received rave reviews and scooped various award nominations. He will also soon be seen in the local movie ‘Lien se Lankstaanskoene’ later this year.
Tara Notcutt is an award-winning, highly acclaimed director and producer. She is the Artistic Director of the internationally lauded The Pink Couch, a young company which has staged many innovative productions including ‘...miskien’ and ‘Mafeking Road’, all of which have won prestigious theatre awards and critical praise. ‘...miskien’ and ‘Mafeking Road’ can both be seen at this year’s National Arts Festival.
Sex in the Suburbs will run at the Library Hall on Sun 1 July at 10:00; Mon 2 July at 18.00; Tuesday 3 July at 14:30; Wed 4 July at 14:30; Thu 5 July at 12:00; Fri 6 July at 10.00; Sat 7 July at 14:00. Tickets cost R50, R40 for students, and R45 for block bookings of 10 or more. The show runs for 55 minutes.
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National Arts Festival
Dates: Thursday, 3rd July 2014 - Sunday, 13th July 2014