By BRUCE DENNILL Fool For Love / Directed by Janice Honeyman / Mannie Manim Theatre, Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg 8 As a playwright, Sam Shepard was not often a happy camper. This play, written in 1983, is concentrated...Read More
By BRUCE DENNILL The Train Driver / Directed by Charmaine Weir-Smith / Mannie Manim Theatre, Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg 7 With The Train Driver being one of Athol Fugard’s more recent plays – it premiered in 2010 –...Read More
By BRUCE DENNILL The Color Purple / Directed by Janice Honeyman / Mandela, Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 8.5 The Color Purple is, on paper, hardly the stuff of a fun night out. It’s packed with prejudice, abuse and...Read More
Theatre Review: 6 Characters In Search Of An Author – Theatre About Theatre Not Being Theatre, Or Life Imitating Art Or Vice Versa Or What’s Going On?
By BRUCE DENNILL 6 Characters In Search Of An Author / Directed by Sibusiso Mamba / Mannie Manim Theatre, Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg It was a strange strategy in 1921, when Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello wrote and first…