Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Drama in 2011, Neil Coppen’s latest stage work has its Playhouse debut season from the 16 to 31 March 2012, before transferring to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg for a run from 11 April.
This critically acclaimed work, which swept the boards at the 2011 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, is set in a fictional battlefield town in the once war ravaged valleys of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. It has been described as a breath-taking amalgamation of ghost story, love drama, historical epic and dark comedy…a lyrical (at times bloody) praise-poem to the Province of KZN and its myriad of characters and cultures.
Described in The Witness as “a profound, complex and deeply moving piece of theatre”, and by The Mercury’s critic last year as “one of the most astonishing productions at this year’s Grahamstown Festival”, Abnormal Loads is presented by Think Theatre in association with The Playhouse Company, with support by the Catalina Unltd, Arts and Culture Trust and The National Arts Festival.
Abnormal Loads runs in The Playhouse Drama in Durban from 16 to 31 March. Previews are on Friday 16th at 19h30 and Saturday 17th at 14h30. Opening night is Saturday 17 March at 19h30. Performances during the run are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h30, with14h30 matinees on Saturdays and Sundays (no evening shows on Sundays).
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First 3 pics by Sean Laurenz