Die Vreemdeling

MAGNET THEATRE'S PRODUCTION 'DIE VREEMDELING'!

Directed by Mark Fleishman
Assisted by Frances Marek
With David Johnson, Ephraim Gordon and Dann-Jaques Mouton.

Devised by the cast from a short story by Frances Marek.

Designed by Craig Leo.

Performed in Afrikaans.

Additional funding for this project from the Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) at UCT.

‘n Verlate dorp in die middel van nerens
‘n Gemeenskap wat hulleself met ‘n heining beskerm
‘n Vreemdeling verskyn in die verte; honger, dors en swak,
‘n Jong dogertjie sien hom,
Sy besluit om die hek oop te maak

A forgotten town in the middle of nowhere.
A community that has built a fence against the world outside.
A stranger appears in the distance; hungry, thirsty and burnt by the sun.
A young woman sees him.
She decides to let him in.

“Met komedie, oorspronklike musiek, fisieke spel, asook slim dekor en rekwisiete gee die drie akteurs briljant lewe aan al die inwoners; sommer aan ‘n paar diere en objekte ook. Hier wag ‘n ryk oes op teatergangers in die nuwe teater.”
Marina Nel, Die Burger, 2 Feb. 2011

“What makes this play such a wonderful little gem is the way it tells its story. Fleishman has drawn out a sensitive and vivid depiction of a whole range of characters from the cast. They are all exceptional. DIE VREEMDELING is a triumph of both content and form.”
Tyrone August, Cape Times, 2 Feb. 2011