Woyzeck hits the Cape

12 May 2008

Puppet masters: Adrian Kohler and Busi Zokufa pull the strings in Woyzeck on the Highveld at the Baxter Theatre Centre.

The award-winning play Woyzeck on the Highveld makes its Cape Town debut when it takes to the stage at the Baxter Theatre Centre from 6 to 17 May.

Adapted and directed by renowned artist and film-maker William Kentridge, the production comes to the Mother City for the first time since it premiered at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown 15 years ago.

It has been adapted from German writer Georg Buchner`s famous play about jealousy, murder and the struggle of an individual who is eventually destroyed by an uncaring society. In this version Woyzeck, originally written as a German soldier in the early 1800s, is a migrant worker in Johannesburg in the 50s, and his story is set against a bleak landscape of industrialisation.

The play received several awards, including the Vita Award for best new production in 1992/3.

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Monday Monthly

Volume 27 Edition 07

12 May 2008

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