Magnet Theatre presents its latest production, Snapped, which explores the relationships between fathers and daughters and what it means to be a good man.
The production is a companion piece to the hugely successful I turned away and she was gone, and tackles loss and grief, morality and the destructive nature of war.
Written and performed by Jennie Reznek and directed by Mark Fleishman, Snapped is an an immersive experience striking imagery and photography. It also features Magnet graduates Carlo Daniels who plays the father, an unknown stretcher bearer and various other characters, and Sithyilelo Makupula, who joins Jennie and Carlo onstage as ‘crew’.
The play intersects two stories – that of a woman stuck in grief for her father and of a South African stretcher bearer from the Cape Corps stuck in a grave in Italy after the Second World War, unable to return home to his family and his country. Loosely drawing on the journey into hell in Dante’s Inferno, the woman finds the stretcher bearer who becomes her guide into the hell of the Second World War, in which her father fought and into the hell of her own grief.
Snapped unites a formidable creative team of collaborators comprising Craig Leo (set) with costumes assisted by Leigh Bishop, Neo Muyanga (original music composition), Kirsti Cumming (videography), Ina Wichterich (choreography) with lighting by Themba Stewart and Mark Fleishman.
Venue: Baxter Flipside, Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 7pm | Saturday matinees at 2pm
Cost: R120 early bird | R150 general admission