Curtain Up

Curtain_Up_Poster_web16 May - 02 June

The Young Performers Project NPC presents a revamped version of the very first Young Performers Production, Curtain Up; directed by Jaco van Rensburg, and featuring professionals Mthokizisi Zulu, Sbongisene Shezi and a cast of talented high school performers.

A diverse group of talented young performers take shelter from the rain in a derelict, old theatre where, to their delight, they discover the evocative remnants of past productions. Inspired by the idea of bringing the old theatre back to life, the performers appeal to the new owner, Siyanda, who inherited the theatre from his grandfather. He informs them that the sale of the property is imminent, and that the theatre will be knocked down to make way for a casino. The passion with which the young performers fight to save the theatre throws a spotlight on Siyanda’s own values leading him to the realization of what it is he truly wants.

Tickets are R75 for the preview on Thurs 16 May,  R95 for opening nght (Frid 17 May), and R90 thereafter.  Advance booking is through Computicket (0861 915 8000 or or at any Checkers Money Market Counter.

Performance schedule:

THURS 16 MAY 18:00
FRID 17 MAY 18:30
SAT 18 MAY 14:00 and 18:00
SUN 19 MAY 14:00

WED 22 MAY 18:00
THURS 23 MAY 18:00
FRID 24 MAY 18:00
SAT 25 MAY 14:00 and 18:00
SUN 26 MAY 14:00

WED 29 MAY 18:00
THURS 30 MAY 18:00
FRID 31 May 18:00
SAT 1 JUNE 14:00 and 18:00
Sun 2 JUNE 14:00