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Rhodes Drama Department: Schmooze


2011-03-09

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Schmooze
Rhodes Main Theatre
Wednesday, 23rd March – Saturday, 26th March: 19h00
Tickets: R20 and R15 for students
Bookings: Available at Theatre Cafe from 18th March
Age Restriction: PG 16


A TV talk show has relocated for one show to a tented squatter camp to experience “local colour”. The celebrities’ hermetic world of smoothness and irony is fractured by the squatter’s suddenness and real need. In the squatter camp, it’s a special day today, with a planned wedding and the arrival in the studio of a super-celebrity: the serial-murderer Charles Manson.

Schmooze is an original piece by Ford Evanson. It examines the process and practice of celebrity, the schisms in the world. Ford’s aim for the piece is to lay bare the process of theatre-making. He is using a mixture of physical movement, acting and new media to create a process of communication. All rehearsals are open to the public and every part of the process is documented in the blog.

Cast, crew and audience are encouraged to investigate the issues and images which Schmooze is diving into, and to comment and collaborate with the process.

The Saturday 26th performance of Schmooze will be a benefit concert for the Friends of Fort England.
  All proceeds of this performance will go to help this organisation. Please help us to support them.

The Friends of Fort England Psychiatric Hospital Association was formed in 1970 by a group of concerned Grahamstown citizens. The aims of the organisation are to assist patients with amenities which are beyond the means of the hospital to provide; to raise awareness of the needs of the hospital patients within the community; to attempt to counteract the stigma of mental illness; and to raise funds for these purposes.

For more information contact Kate Bold at k.bold@ru.ac.za or visit our blog or Facebook Group!