The UCT Drama Department and the Little Theatre will present Martin Crimp's acclaimed Attempts On Her Life - directed by Liz Mills, with designs by Daniel Galloway, James Webb and Sanjin Muftic - at the Little Theatre from 17-24 May.
Who is the elusive Anne at the centre of this cascade of 'scenarios for theatre'? Is she the deeply wounded young woman of the failed love affair, the rock star with the million-dollar movie contract, the young idealistic wife or the lonely figure who haunts shabby hotels, meeting with anonymous men? And the attempts? Are they attempts on Anne's life, her own attempt to take her life or author Martin Crimp's attempts to define her life? Can Crimp's rapidly shifting perspectives help to relieve Anne of the anxiety of the contradictions of her world?
Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life is a postdramatic work of shifting landscapes. First performed at the Royal Court Upstairs in 1997, the work has been produced subsequently throughout the UK and across Europe, with translations in twenty languages.
Shows start at 20h00.
Tickets cost R50 (students R35). Bookings can be made by calling 021 480 7129 or email Susan Cole.
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