Following a successful debut season in Durban last year, the inimitable Oom Schalk Lourens, aka Cape Town actor David Muller, brings his white rose into the KwaZulu-Natal, for a short season of Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2. This delicious entertainment bill runs at Durban’s intimate Seabrooke’s Theatre in Musgrave, opening Tuesday 1 September 2015.
Perspicaciously directed by Celia Musikanth, David Muller continues with the classic tradition of story-telling where renowned South African actors Percy Sieff and Patrick Mynhardt left off. Muller inhabits the Schalk Lourens character in telling Herman Charles Bosman’s stories from the heart.
From Durban to Grahamstown to Cape Town, Oom Schalk, From the Heart has delighted critics and audiences alike. Now David brings the sequel to Seabrooke’s. Included in this latest enchanting show are the Bosman favourites: The Music Maker, in which Schalk evaluates a typical artist’s dilemma as only Schalk knows how; White Ant, a delightful surrealistic story where the conversation gets out of their depth and takes a wrong turn; and Go-slow Strike, a post office strike which satirizes culture, agriculture and organized labour.
“On opening night two lucky patrons stand to walk away with an anthology each of Bosman’s short stories,” says Muller. “And those in the front row may be refreshed with a little of Schalk’s favourite tipple.”
Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2 opens on Tuesday 1 September and has a short season at Seabrooke’s Theatre starting at 7pm. To avoid disappointment advanced booking is strongly advised. Tickets at R100 may be booked by calling Clare McIlroy on 071 224 1046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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