Just Business

Playwright: Mike van Graan

Presented by Artscape

Direction & Lighting Design: Fred Abrahamse

Set & Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Photography: Pat Bromilow-Downing

Cast: Andre Jacobs, Kurt Egelhof, Mbulelo Grootboom

Venue/s: National Arts Festival [2012], Artscape Arena [2012], Hilton Festival [2012],

About: First staged as Hostile Takeover by the Market Theatre at the National Arts Festival in 2006, Just Business has been radically reworked and updated. A play about Black Economic Empowerment taking an uncompromising, provocative and humorous look at the unscrupulous enrichment and greed in post-1994 South Africa.

What the Press Said:

Just Business is a fast-paced, punch line-loaded play poking fun at the cowboys of the criminal underworld.” SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

Just Business is a concise imagining of what happens when anything and anyone can be bought for the right price.” CAPE ARGUS

 “Marcel Meyer’s set design ingeniously foregrounds the central thread of the story-line, while still allowing the play to switch effortlessly from one scene to another.” CAPE TIMES

FLEUR DU CAP THEATRE AWARDS:

Best Supporting Actor – Mbulelo Grootboom [win]

STANDARD BANK OVATION AWARDS – National Arts Festival

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