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* SYDNEY Live Theatre
HAMLET and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA By William Shakespeare PLUS MAGETSI By Denton Chikura – 3 PLAYS BY 2 ACTORS
- Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 March 2013
- Riverside Theatre Parramatta
Imagine an African duo of actors with incredible comedic skill taking on Shakespeare and you will get some idea of how absolutely delightful these productions of Hamlet (Kupenga Kwa Hamlet) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Vakomana Variri Ve Zimbabwe), which featured at the World Shakespeare Festival are to watch.
African actors Chikura and Munyevu, who are based in London, are more than just a comic turn; they are an experienced and highly sophisticated pair of actors with a great mastery of timing and contrast, switching effortlessly from male to female and back again, and from slapstick to pain and tragedy.
Together, they explore the issues and sense of displacement, felt by Shakespeare’s black characters and relate it to their own experiences as black men in a white world. By doing so, the actors create a unique production that has a broad, loud, triumphantly energetic ‘township’ style.
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 March 2013
Times: VAKOMANA VAAVIRIVE ZAMBABWE 7:30pm Tues 12 at 7.30pm; Thurs 14 at 6.30pm; Saturday 16 at 2.15pm
KUPENGA KWA HAMLET Wed 13 & Sat 16 at 7:30pm
MAGETSI Fri 15 at 7.30pm
ALL BOOKINGS: Riverside Box Office www.riversideparramatta.com.au or 02 8839 3399Share