BY BILLY SUTER
WOULD you like to be one of three winners of double tickets to attend a performance of Evita Bezuidenhout and the Kaktus of Seperation at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 1?
To be in line to win two tickets, you need only to be a follower of my showbiz and leisure site. If you are not one already, simply visit the end of the cover page at sosuterbill.com and leave your email address in the space provided there. You will then receive email copies of my articles whenever I post them.
Once you have become a follower, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words EVITA COMPETITION in the subject field, together with your name and phone number.
The three winners of the double tickets will be chosen at noon on Monday, October 30. (Note: The three winners were RUAN VAN DYK, ANNE SCHAUFFER and ROBERTO BEZUIDENHOUT).
Evita Bezuidenhout & the Kaktus of Separate Development, which is in Durban from October 31 to November 19, is said to offer audiences a revised history lesson from South Africa’s most famous white woman, Evita Bezuidenhout.
Tannie Evita takes her audience on a unique great trek as she follows the journey of the Kaktus of Separate Development (Kaktaceae Apartica) from its arrival in 1652 to its reinvention in 1994 – right up to the headlines of today.
Assisted by visual aids, she reflects a familiar terrain of history, from the arrival of a small Dutch ship called the Dromedaris to the coronation of a former political prisoner called Madiba.
She will have you in stitches while tackling one of the most controversial issues in our democracy: the real history of South Africa and the right to laugh at the lies.
For over 20 years, author, actor and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys has been enduring high-heels and extra-long lashes to bring his most famous character to life.
As a matron of political incorrectness, an honorary member of the ANC and a self-declared former ambassadress of a fictitious Bantustan called Bapetikosweti, Bezuidenhout made her debut in 1982, and has since gained international acclaim for performances that poked fun, first, at the ridiculous laws under apartheid, and then, at the leaders of the new, democratic South Africa.
She has dined with Nelson Mandela, been kissed on the cheek by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and even received the Women’s International Centre’s 2000 Living Legacy Award in San Diego – an honour received by the likes of Hillary Clinton and Mother Theresa. She is, indeed, a national treasure, giving us reason to laugh at our typically sobering politics and history.
Evita was last seen at the Sneddon in 2013. Tickets for her new show are available at Computicket. Performances are at 7.30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.