Stage Set for Drama Groups at Suidoosterfees | Western Cape Government


Stage Set for Drama Groups at Suidoosterfees

30 January 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) will host the Eden/ Cape Winelands Drama Festival finale at the Artscape Arena Hall in Cape Town on Friday, 31 January 2014 from 12:00. The best group of the festival will present its stage production on Sunday, 2 February at 12:00.

The festival is an annual showcase at the Suidoosterfees for emerging talents to present their work on stage. It also aims to share local stories and to promote community theatre groups. DCAS hosted regional drama festivals in Eden and Cape Winelands last year, and the two winners from each district represent their regions at the Suidoosterfees. 

Through the staging of this festival, DCAS and its partners are promoting and developing local drama groups and providing opportunities for the best to perform on the professional stage. Today’s showcase will be free of charge, while Sunday’s winning stage production costs R40 at Computicket.

Programme for 31 January 2014

12:00–13:00    Masakhane Youth in Action (Ashton)
                        “It Can Become Green as Grass” (English and isiXhosa)
                        Written by: Nomthunzi Ntlalombi
                        Directed by: Shaun Nqumashe

15:00–16:00    Ubumnandi Bethu (Knysna)
                        “Life After Hurt (English and isiXhosa)
                         Written by: Thabiso Newman
                         Directed by: Siyabulela Marinana

16:00–17:00    Little Legends Drama Group (Riversdal)
                        “Recycled Voices” (Afrikaans)
                         Written by: Samantha Pienaar
                         Directed by: Samantha Pienaar

17:00–18:00    Vangnet (Bonnievale)
                         Alibi (Afrikaans)
                         Written by: Sheline Bothma
                         Directed by: Jemina Kleinbooi

Media Enquiries: 

Annerie Pruis-Le Roux
Acting Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9730