The Baxter Theatre presents the Cape Town premiere of theatre stalwart, playwright and actor Paul Slabolepszy’s new production, Suddenly The Storm. Nominated for six Naledi Theatre awards, the play stars Slabolepszy, Charmaine Weir-Smith (Binnelanders, Isidingo) and Renate Stuurman (Isidingo, Scandal!).
On the outer reaches of the Far East Rand, at the home of an ageing ex-cop Dwayne (Slabolepszy) and his much younger wife Shanell (Weir-Smith), a storm is brooding. What starts out as a smouldering dark comedy, suddenly turns into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations, of rage and recrimination, of intrigue and suspense before the storm finally breaks. Enter Namhla Gumede (Stuurman), born on June 16 1976 and seeking answers to questions that have remained buried for 40 long years. A whirlwind of mixed emotions – greed, love, loss and healing, Suddenly The Storm touches on topics that make South Africa so rich and rewarding for those who can brave its storms.
Venue: Baxter Flipside, Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 7.30pm | Sat (24 Jun, 1 & 8 Jul) at 2pm
Cost: R100 – R160
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