Cape Town audiences are in for a treat this festive season when two of South Africa’s sexiest and most popular actors, Maurice Paige and Theodore Jantjies, take to the stage to entertain audiences in Platform 9, from 2 December 2013 to 25 January 2014 in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.
Theatre at its most powerful when Thembi Mtshali-Jones takes to the Baxter stage in A Woman in Waiting, created and directed by Yael Farber. Distinguished stage, television and film actress Thembi Mtshali-Jones returns to the Baxter stage in her solo tour-de-force A Woman in Waiting, directed by Yael Farber. Performances are in the Golden Arrow Studio from 25 September to 12 October, at 8.15pm nightly and the matinee is at 2pm on 28 September.
Is money the answer to everything? What happens to the individual in a bullish and volatile global economy?
I Hit the Ground Running, a first-time collaboration between Scenkonst Sörmland (Sweden) and the Baxter Theatre Centre, is a cutting-edge dance and music performance piece at the Baxter Flipside for one week only from 29 August to 7 September at 7.30pm nightly, with a matinee on 7 September at 2pm.
Hearts and Eyes Theatre Collective has forged its reputation with the brave staging of human stories: the real and the personal in pursuit of truth and understanding. My Name is Rachel Corrie is such a work, and will continue to build the company’s reputation for the award-winning staging of true stories.
The powerful and shocking story of Skierlik, based on the murders which made news headlines in South Africa in 2008, comes under the spotlight at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for two weeks only, from 4 to 15 June at 7pm nightly, as the winner of the Best of the 2013 Zabalaza Theatre Festival.
Hip Hop Kaslam (HHK) is a groundbreaking movement that has emerged from the streets of Gugulethu and has since gone on to shine the beacon for Cape Flats youth culture, through the creation of exciting hip hop events that offer a platform to township youths to express themselves through spoken word and to a lesser degree music as well as dance, within the framework of hip hop.
Long Street Nights, directed by Nicky Rebelo, weaves together six South Africans and their stories, with a dynamic young cast at the Baxter this May.
If one had heard that Tony Cox's International Guitar Night (IGN) was bringing out the unbelievable UK guitarist Jon Gomm for the forthcoming winter series as well as the equally incredible, funk, slapping, tapping, groove machine from the USA, Preston Reed, guitar fans would have no hesitation in booking their tickets immediately. Circling the globe annually performing in the finest venues and acoustic guitar-based events, these guitarists will soon perform at the Fringe Theatre, Joburg Theatre Complex from 1-6 July and Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town from 8 to 13 July 2013.
Booking is now open for Lara Foot’s award-winning Solomon and Marion which returns to the stage at Theatre on the Square and Baxter Golden Arrow Studio this June and July.
Following its success hit at the KKNK’s 2012 festival, Tertius Kapp’s Rooiland makes its way to the Baxter’s Flipside from 11 to 27 April at 20h15. Directed by Jaco Bouwer, this multi-award winning production will now be staged in Cape Town for the first time.