Seashells

Playwright: Rafiek Mammon

Presented by Artscape as part of the Artscape Spring Drama Season.

Direction: Fred Abrahamse

Set & Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Lighting Design: Fred Abrahamse & Alfred Rietman

Photography: Nellis Rietman

Cast: Anthea Thompson

Venue/s: Artscape Arena [2011], National Arts Festival [2012 & 2013], Vryfees, Bloemfontein [2012]

About: Rafiek Mammon’s one-woman play about identical twins explores who we are as people; are we unique; to what extent are we the same; and how do we define ourselves in relationship to others?

What the Press Said:

“It is breathtakingly original…Seashells is in the very best traditions of theatre: a challenge both to the imagination and the intellect.” CAPE TIMES

 “Seashells is a one-hander, and it’s in the hands of Thompson that it takes flight. Her performance is excellent – full of vitality and nuance. This is a well-crafted piece of local theatre.” THE MONDAY MISSILE

“You hang on Thompson’s every word. Her acting is focused and assisted by Fred Abrahamse’s direction you remain riveted” DIE BURGER

FLEUR DU CAP THEATRE AWARDS:

Best Performance in a One-Person play – Anthea Thompson [nomination]

STANDARD BANK OVATION AWARDS – National Arts Festival

Seashells is listed as one of THE CAPE TIMES’ Top 5 Productions in 2011.

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