Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DIRT goes to Theatre on the Square

Very exciting news... we are going to be at Theatre on the Square with DIRT from the 28 May to 8 June.  We have recently revisited it for its fabulous run at the Fringe World Festival in Perth (where it was nominated for an Artrage Award) and now we hit Joburg... right before the National Arts Festival It's all happening.  Come see.

'Three estranged friends get back together for the funeral of a fourth.  Their friend might be dead, but their friendship is still kicking.'

The performance of the festival. ~ Western Australian, World Fringe, Perth
Thrilling lines, ringing ironies, hilarious gags... it changed my life. ~ Zane henry, The Argus
One of the funniest actors in the country. ~ Sunday Times
I thought I was having an asthma attack I was laughing so hard. ~ Megan's Head
Nothing short of a triumph. ~ Peter Tromp, Another 48 Hours
It is phenomenal!!  ~ yoursoapbox.co.za
A masterclass in solo stagecraft. ~ Karen Rutter, Cape Times
...in 'n klas van sy eie. ~ Deborah Steinmair, Die Burger
Cairns is almost so good at what he does it's almost ridiculous. ~ artsblog.co.za

Having gone their separate ways, the poker club are back together to bury their mutual friend. On a journey from Johannesburt to Cape Town the trio trade insinuations, insults, and injuries as they try to dig up the past and bury the present.  Grant is nervous about giving the eulogy for a man he admired greatly but could never live up to.  Sam is still angry about the last time they saw each other and can't see the point in having male friends anyway.  Wayne is sad that their friend is dead but can't help thinking that this is his best change to finally get rid of the dog with the embarrassing habit.  Driving high-speed through some painful, poignant and often hilarious territory, they arrive at the graveside with some serious injuries and some surprising insights about the nature of male friendship.

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