A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

drama
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

CHERRY UNDER MY FOOT (article first published : 2005-07-6)

As two of the city’s brightest up-and-coming stars, Josette Eales and Janna Ramos-Violante are no strangers to Durban audiences. National Arts Festival goers, however, may not yet be all that familiar with the work of these talented young women but they would do well to take note. I predict a strong future ahead for them.

Cherry Under My Foot is written by Josette and skilfully directed by Libby Allen. It features Josette and Janna in a fascinating journey into a woman’s subconscious mind. The one plays the person, the other the alter-ego: the conscience, the character genes, that little voice in our head we know we should listen to … the one element that has our best interests at heart if only we would listen sometimes!

It’s a tightly controlled piece offering much amusement as our designer-label heroine faces the fact of turning thirty. Considering herself an independent woman with a penthouse and a Mercedes, she’s very fond of Cosmopolitan cocktails and doesn’t think much of men, per se. However, give her a glossy magazine full of gorgeous male models and her attitude changes before you can say Jenni Button! “I could devour them with a teaspoon!” she drools.

She finds herself ready to kill a fellow passenger on an airline flight who falls asleep on her shoulder and drools; takes up yoga only to find herself behind a large gentleman prone to flatulence, and wanders down memory lane to her first kiss. This last experience was somewhat marred as the boyfriend had the remains of a Vienna sausage caught in his teeth and she had visions of swallowing it!

All wild, whacky, harmless fun – but dig a little deeper and there’s more, particularly about the desire for many women to head for the fridge when they are upset or troubled. And everywhere our heroine goes, her alter-ego goes with her, moving through the same experiences but in a different way.

Cherry Under My Foot is well worth seeing – and it’ll entertain the male sex just as much as the female!

There are performances in Masonic One (the Masonic Hall on the corner of Hill and African) on July 6 at 13h00 and 19h30; July 7 at 16h30 and July 8 at 17h00. – Caroline Smart.




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart