Acclaimed Sailing Somewhere to open SAWAF 2012The Playhouse Company
The South African Women's Arts Festival opens with Matthew Hurt’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, Sailing Somewhere, at 8pm on 3 and 4 August.
With songs written by Conor Mitchell, Sailing Somewhere is a sometimes funny, sometimes haunting portrait of a woman's voyage across the stormy waters of her life. Counting down the days until she docks, a lounge singer on a cruise ship faces a painful dilemma: whether or not to be reunited with her estranged daughter. As she gets closer to land, she gets closer to facing herself too.
Sailing Somewhere premiered in 2011 to rave reviews and stars top South African actress, Fiona Ramsay, with Tony Bentel accompanying her on the piano. The production is directed by Vanessa Cooke, designed by Andrew Botha and produced by Mark Hawkins.
“We are thrilled to open the festival with such a powerful production,” says The Playhouse Company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Linda Bukhosini. “Funny, dramatic and thought-provoking, Sailing Somewhere is not to be missed, and Fiona Ramsay’s performance is a staggering achievement.”
This darkly funny show plays in the Playhouse Loft Theatre at 8pm on 3 and 4 August.
The Playhouse Company's highly anticipated 16th South African Women's Arts Festival (SAWAF), runs at The Playhouse in Durban from Friday, 3 August until Sunday, 11 August 2012.
SAWAF, held during Women's Month every year, has a long history of supporting women’s arts and creating valuable dialogue, whilst showcasing cutting edge productions. This year's festival comprises an exciting mix of drama, poetry, dance and music. Through these productions, SAWAF seeks to highlight important issues that affect the lives of contemporary South African women, and celebrate their triumphs.
Booking for Sailing Somewhere and all other SAWAF productions is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or The Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 or 031 369 9596.
031 303 6466
084 721 8706
The Playhouse Company
Web site: http://www.playhousecompany.com
SA Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF)
Dates: Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 - Saturday, 11th August 2012
Playhouse, Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa