Baxter play tackles toxic masculinity

05 July 2019 | Story Supplied. Photo Oscar O’Ryan. Read time 2 min.
Cast members Loukmaan Adams, Peter Christians and Thando Doni with director Heinrich Reienhofer.
Cast members Loukmaan Adams, Peter Christians and Thando Doni with director Heinrich Reienhofer.

The second, revised instalment of the gritty #JustMen, which tackles the scourge of gender violence and toxic masculinity, is on at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio for a limited season from 17 July to 3 August, at 19:30.

It follows the overwhelming success of the original production last year, with the latest version the result of rigorous research and workshopping by the whole team, including director Heinrich Reisenhofer (Joe Barber, Suip!) and cast members Loukmaan Adams (Aunty Merle, The Musical, Kat and the Kings) and Thando Doni (Ityala Lamwele, Ubuze Bam).

They are joined in this instalment by Peter Christians, a reformed convict and rap artist who now works as a conflict resolution facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project and gives talks to at-risk youth.

“This was probably one of the most difficult experiences these actors and I have ever gone through – to be willing to stare this legacy in the face and own it. The result was an overwhelmingly stirring, and sometimes shocking, but healing theatre experience,” Reisenhofer said.

There is an age restriction of 13.

  • Booking for the performances, nightly at 19:30 during the run, with matinees at 11:00 on 25 and 30 July and 1 August, is via Webtickets on 086 111 0005, online or at Pick n Pay stores.
  • Tickets are R120, R100 for block bookings of 10 or more, and R80 for learners and students. For discounted groups or block booking, call Leon van Zyl on 021 680 3972 or email him at leon.vanzyl@uct.ac.za.

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