A jogging good showPeter Feldman
Peter Feldman: “Sunday Morning” was a hit in Grahamstown and it has jogged into Johannesburg on a high.
It’s a one man play, brilliantly executed by James Cunningham, who portrays a successful photographer named Mat whose life is disrupted when he takes a wrong turning one day while jogging. His girlfriend also tells him she’s pregnant which adds a further interesting dimension to his life.
The play is short. It’s under an hour.
This review is short, too.
All I need to say is that it’s a simple story about Mat and how he copes with life. It’s imaginatively written by Nick Warren, directed by Jenine Coldecott, and it’s hilariously funny with Cunningham’s stage antics, which involves plenty of mime and physical gymnastics, spot on.
See it! It’s a great tonic.
“Sunday Morning” is on at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square until 15 September.
Feldman has been a journalist and arts critic for over 45 years and served on The Star in various capacities for 35 years, ending up as a specialist writer on films, music and theatre. During that time he travelled extensively on assignments and interviewed many international film and pop stars, both in South Africa and overseas. He also covered some of South Africa's biggest film and musical events. He is active in the freelance field and his work over the past 12 years has appeared in a variety of South African newspapers and magazines. He writes regularly for Artslink.co.za, The Citizen, South African Jewish Report, The Sunday Independent and is a contributor to "Eat Out" Magazine. He also contributes movie reviews on Mondays to The Gordon Hoffman Easy Morning Show on 1485 Radio Today (www.1485.org.za) and has worked on TV in his specialist capacity. Over the years Feldman has been the recipient of several awards for his contribution to music journalism and the SA record industry. He wrote lyrics for some top artists, including Sipho Mabuse, and had a hit disco single, "Video Games," which was released in 1988. After retiring from The Star in April, 1999, Feldman joined the PR and events management company, Dlamini Weil Communications, where he currently works as an entertainment and media consultant.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square., West Street Sandown Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa