3 to 7 March 2015
Kaleidoscope & His People Centre
11 April 2015
Venue: S.A. Astronomical Observatory
The play dips into the lives of three adolescents, collectively known as The Cannibal Kids. Iman Isaacs, Indalo Stofile and Richard September use story-telling, narration and movement to portray the experiences and emotions of these adolescents. In doing so they succeed in bringing a greater depth of understanding than a mere statistic ever could.
Nature’s ever-existing sublimity and beauty may well provide ready assembled artworks, but the photographer is doing a lot more than just snapping a tribute to these natural masterpieces. The captions on each photograph reveal an eye-widening glimpse into a photographer’s lifestyle of trekking through scourging terrains, thwarted by fire and ice. It’s a beautiful amalgamation of man and the elements.
Marcel Meyer is terrific as Shakespeare’s most egregious and existential of villains. Meyer’s Iago is a gloriously mad and grandiloquent figure bursting with unabashed intelligence and resplendence. His rough-edged, Caligulan caprice and jealousy offers the kind of performance that you feel ashamed for enjoying so much. In Meyer’s hands, Iago’s quicksilver fluency makes every speech a lethal instrument, whether he pretends piety or bluff philosophy. As can be expected of such a towering performance, the show becomes slightly less interesting whenever Meyer leaves the stage, so mesmerizing is his Iago. The devil is blessed with all the best tunes, after all.