SO SOLO FESTIVAL AT THE WITS THEATRE
Wits Theatre is proud to present the So Solo 2017 Festival from 27 September to 8 October 2017. Now in its fourth year, the much-acclaimed festival has become an annual barometer of the predominant undercurrent within South African society.
Established by Gita Pather, Director of Wits Theatre in 2013, the So Solo Festival celebrates the one-person play and offers audiences a diversity of thought provoking theatrical experiences from some of South Africa’s most talented actors. This year’s chosen plays allow audiences to immerse themselves in the stories that reflect the huge diversity of experience and reality.
Part of the line-up features Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and Penelope Youngleson’s award-winning combination of oral tradition, song, instrumentation and physical theatre in A Man and a Dog, will be playing in Gauteng for the very first time. Linda Tshabalala’s Books and Boxes unpacks the art and
trauma of a writer attempting to record his experience while James Cairns gets his audience involved in creating his solo improvised show James Cairns Against Humanity. Agony, conceived by the late Greg Melvill-Smith and Douglas Thistlewhite and performed by Wits Alumni Craig Morris grapples with male identity in all its tortured complexity. Mark Tatham’s new work Man Up is about an unbridled masculinity personified in the life of Brian Mitchell, a South African street gym workout champion.
The So Solo 2017 commissioned play is Tracks, Maude Sandham’s poignant and deeply personal exploration of her family history through her grandfather Alan Sandham’s story. By tracking the myths, retelling the stories and delving into the memories of Alan, Maude engages with the past in a way that allows us to understand the present.
Tickets are available at Webtickets or the closest Pick ‘n Pay store to you where you can load the ticket on your Pick ‘n Pay Smart Shopper card. Alternatively, you can also purchase tickets at the Wits Theatre’s Box Office. For block bookings contact Yuhl on firstname.lastname@example.org or Bridget on email@example.com or contact the Wits Theatre Box Office 011 717 1381.
- Full Price (Online) R75.00
- Full Price (Box Office) R80.00
- Pensioners, Wits Staff and Student Discount (Online) R60.00 on presentation of ID or valid Student Card
- Pensioners, Wits Staff and Student Discount (Box Office) R65.00 on presentation of ID or valid Student Card