Flashing man… and all that jazz

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Moira Filmer as Gabby in Green Man Flashing.

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BY BILLY SUTER

ONE of the most exciting things on the local theatre scene this month will entail a trip to Pietermaritzburg. It’s the pacy political thriller Green Man Flashing, a play by Mike van Graan, headed for the Hexagon Theatre on the UKZN campus.

Scheduled for performances at 7pm nightly from Monday to Thursday (February 13 to 16), the play takes the audience back more than a decade into the terrain of South Africa’s political history, and yet asks much the same questions persistent in present-day conversation.

Moira Filmer, Sabelo Cele, Sibusiso Nzama, Louise Buchler and Francis Menningke star in a production that gently seduces us into courting the complicated psyche of transforming South Africa.

Tickets cost R80 (R50 for students and seniors). To book click here.

Sticking with university campus attractions, note that Swiss drummer Andy Brugger, a jazz-funk specialist who has twice toured to South Africa, has united a few “wild specimens” from Europe for Tanga Zoo, a band entertaining from 6pm on Wednesday (February 15) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Durban UKZN campus.

A teacher at the Zürich College for Music, Brugger will team with Jean-Pierre Schaller (bass), André Kunz (guitar), Marc Jufer (reeds) and Kriz Flueler (trumpet/electronics) to serve what he describes as “spicy funk, illicit grooves, and hybrid sound sculptures”. Sounds cool!

Doors open at 5.30pm and tickets, available at the door, cost R70 (R45 for pensioners, R20 for students).

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Members of Tanga Zoo, performing in Durban on February 15.

 

 

 


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