"The War of Error"
8-10 Hander. 100 min run time.
The story is set in an alternative 'Fairyland' - where
torture is routine, the Kings Men are terrorizing the
population, there's a curfew in place, fears over being
labeled ‘unpatriotic’ and being put on the ‘no-pie’ lists -
rumors spreading rapidly of an invasion by the neighboring
Troll nation, and the growing likelihood of a 'War of
Error'. Revolution is in the air…
The Queen of Fairyland messes up a magic spell, causing a
cheerfully vile Demon to be summoned from Hell, to claim her
soul. The Queen sends her daughter, the Princess, on an
overland journey to escape from the Demon – chaperoned by
an unwilling civil rights lawyer.
And now the story really starts...
"Heart Like a Stomach"
hander, 2m2f. 75min run time.
WINNER: Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, 1992. South Africa.
"Payback is a bitch. Two women decide
to each pick up a man for the night. This being South Africa,
their choices have lethal consequences. What starts as a
mixture of recipe book instructions, and sexual comedy
of manners, becomes something far darker. A ferocious
dissection of ethnicity, prejudice,
and theatre itself."
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'Dogs of the Blue Gods'
Four hander. 4m 45min
'Tonight-AA Life Vita Award For Comedy' . South
WINNER Pick of the Fringe award,
Grahamstown Arts Festival. SA.
WINNER: First Place in the 1999 Wisconsin State AACTFest. USA.
"The story takes place in a police dog
training facility. The characters are
dogs (played by actors padding around on
all fours). We discover the quiet group
dynamics of a group of very jaundiced
and somewhat depressed dogs, beginning
to wonder what their purpose is in life.
Rex is a new arrival in the facility - a
domestic street dog - with very alien
idea's to the more militarized thinking
of the pack. His arrival brings out the
long simmering and unacknowledged
tensions in the kennel."
'Blitzbreeker and the Chicken
hander. 2m. 65min run time.
Nomination: Amstel Playwright of the Year award
WINNER: Pick of the Fringe award, Grahamstown Arts
Festival, South Africa.
boring accountant is trapped in his apartment for the weekend
with a cheerfully deranged ex soldier, and a killer chicken -
and rapidly the boring accountant's life is turned upside down,
and inside out.
It's what the Odd Couple might have been - if
they'd had LSD, weapons, and a never ending supply of door to
door salesmen, to deal with."
'The Sugar Plum Fairy'
Two hander. 2m. 45min run time.
Pick of the Fringe award, Grahamstown Arts Festival, South
"Two Elevators in a building that might be about to
be demolished. One Elevator is 'religious' - the
other is not. The religious Elevator, believes that
their task of moving up and down in a dark elevator
shaft, fulfils a function and purpose known only to
the unseen God, who exists at the top of the
elevator shaft. The God that the atheist Elevator
refers to as 'the Sugar Plum Fairy'. The play is a
swift, heart-breaking look at the nature of belief
and spirituality. "
3m1f. 65min run time.
"The ultimate tribute to Old Time Radio. The play
itself is a radio serial, which is recreated live in
a 'studio', before the audience - including the
many, many sound effects. The serial itself, is
about the search for just one creative person, in a
future society - interspersed with bizarre adverts
which flesh out this future world. Actors perform
with scripts in hand. Rapidly escalating chaos is
usually what happens, in performance."
Solo Pieces (monologues)
55min run time.
Nomination: The 'Amstel Playwright of the Year' Award.
happens when you put an infamous counterculture icon, on stage -
as an extremely self-aware character in a play. He lies,
manipulates, and does his best to sell himself and his motives,
to the audience. Manson tells the gradual unfolding story of his
life, his Family, and the Tate-La Bianca killings. Maybe."
'The Accidental Antichrist'
55min run time.
FNB-Vita National Theatre Awards South Africa -
Playwright of the Year.
WINNER: Special FNB-Vita Award
for Most Outstanding New Production.
"The story of a strange Adam - and his
Eve. An urban-gothic-fairytale, detailing how an eccentric vampire rescues a young prostitute and falls in love with her, setting off an apocalyptic chain of events. Now they
must struggle to survive in the face of malevolent cops, a psychotic pimp, and the unstoppable spreading plague of vampirism, which marks the end of Humankind
'Bring me Gandhi'
35min run time.
"A landmark play
about torture, sadism, and the nature of Governments.
The piece caused some scandal in South Africa, received
critical acclaim, and was used by the then Apartheid
regime, to close down a 'Black' newspaper (whose review
agreed with the plays unswerving pro-violence message). Written in the 1980's, as a response to the
widespread genres of Protest Theatre, it's a step into the dark
reality of South Africa, and repression of Apartheid,
that few plays ever tried to approach head-on.
'Putting the Fun
Back Into School Shootings'
Winner, UK AcidTheatre's 'Freedom of Speech Play
"A teacher waits in his empty classroom, ahead of a mass
slaughter of his class, when school begins. And he’s not
alone. These aren’t the rantings of a crazed psychopath.
These are the carefully reasoned arguments and
justifications for the imminent violence, from the point
of view, of one of the foot soldiers of a nationwide
movement, about to enact a coup in modern America, and
change the face of politics forever. The killing fields
have arrived on American soil.