The month of April always has a lineup of events that are usually the norm every year. Usually there is a South African musician that comes through to perform in the city; in this case there was the Casper Nyovest show that had its own drama (I bet some people making noise about boycotting were in the audience that day lol). The last week of the month is always the ZITF week, and then there was something totally new that caught my attention, the theatre production Shak’n not Stirred.
Shake’n not Stirred tells the story of every kind of woman and the men who live among them. The setting was a classy looking bar in which the whole debate about love and relationships erupted. The story telling included the use of song and dance that wowed the audience.
The women’s stories were a bit different from one individual to the next ranging from the naïve young girl who believed everything her boyfriend said to her, to the gold digger that thought loving is all about the money, to the mature lady that let her relationship fall apart without her realizing because her money children and activities kept her busy all her life and she only realized how lonely she was after her children left the house.
My favorite part of the play is when one of the characters Graham, who used his real name in the play told his tale. He shared how he had been the perfect husband for 10 years but somehow his wife managed to screw that up. He also poured out his feelings by singing a song by Sam Smith, he has a lovely voice.
The cast was made up by Novuyo Seagirl Dube, Nomvula Ntombilwandle Dube, Qeqeshiwe Mntambo, Zami Ngwenya, D.J Mphoe, Tinashe ‘Okamaskhosana”.
Rodrick, Ricco Andrews, Graham Wise, Trish Pullen, Soraya Carvalhoo, Lavona Staal and producer and director Mandy Mash
Pictures Courtesy : Ngqabutho Frank Dube Photography