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CASPER DE VRIES FOR SIBAYA (article first published : 2007-09-9)

Casper de Vries, the incredibly intelligent, hilarious, rubber-faced diminutive entertainer who provides massive laughs, performs his latest one-man show Mondig for three performances only at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom’s iZulu Theatre at the end of September.

Mondig is Afrikaans for “coming of age” or turning 21. Casper is celebrating 21 years in the entertainment industry which has seen him perform prolifically on stage and screen both locally and internationally.

In this two hour show, Casper can be seen at his best performing new material using his sharp-witted commentary on topical issues as well as reminiscing about highlights of his career over the years. This is all done using multi-media (music, photographs, videos and props), which enables him to “interact with his cast”.

The “cast” features all the favourite de Vries characters including Oom Kallie Marie, bekkige Patience, kamp Montelle, stomme Blertsie and the ever-popular Greetje Appelmoesi in a no-holds-barred performance.

Casper who is described as many things - an actor, comedian, entertainer, composer, director, producer and author of sketches, began his professional career in 1986. On stage he is remember for this popular one-man shows include Walgwors, Wetter, Toet&Taal, Laat Daar Lag Wees, Dimensie, Snaaks Genoeg and My Wereld and now Mondig .

On screen his credits include Leon Schuster movies , Oh Schucks here comes UNTAG and Sweet 'n Short and also the film Soweto Green .He has written and produced two TV shows, Die Casper Rasper Show (2001 - 2003) and Haak & Steek (2003/4) was a send up “soapie” that was created when they recorded the second Casper Rasper show.

Rated as one of the best Afrikaans comedians South Africa has produced, Casper has also released a number of CD’s Hoofsaaklik Humor, Meer As Lewendig, WalgWors LIVE and Purgatorius. His published DVD’s include CasperRasper - Beste Sketse 3 (2003), DiMensie (2003), Wetter (2003), laatdaarLAGwees (2004) CasperRasper - Beste Sketse 1 + 2 (2004).

With his excellent stage presence and sharp humour, and some unbelievably funny sketches, Mondig promises to have audiences in stitches all night long. This is the first time that Casper has performed in Durban in ten years.

Shows are on September 28 and 29 at 20h00 and September 30 at 15h15. Tickets R120 and R140 booked through Computicket or Sibaya Box-Office on 031 580 5555.




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