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OUT OF BOUNDS (article first published : 2008-05-26)

There will be one performance of Out Of Bounds, Rajesh Gopie’s award winning play which he wrote and appears in, at St Anne’s College in Hilton on June 2. The production is directed by New York based Tina Johnson.

"Rajesh Gopie is the most multi-talented young artist whose work I have come across in more than a decade of deep interest in the theatre. He is an actor of amazing range from power to pathos, from satire to tender compassion, from comedy to dramatic tension," says Nadine Gordimer.

Rajesh Gopie opened the first St Anne's Theatre Festival in August 2001 with a performance of Out Of Bounds. Subsequently, he has travelled the world with this production and audiences in cities such as New York, London, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Madrid, Frankfurt, Dublin, to name a few of the toured cities were impressed by the genius of the story-telling, side-splitting humour and fine acting. Most of all, he moves his audiences to tears by the humanity of a truly rare, engrossing and memorable theatre experience.

Rajesh Gopie returns as a seasoned performer to educate a new generation of learners and adults alike to his unique personal story and his exceptional performance power.

In the play, he runs a gamut of emotions to bring to life some 28 characters as he entertains with dazzling craft and skill. The play is proudly South African, transcends the myopia of race and culture, and has been hailed a classic in the vein of Woza Albert, The Island, Herman Charles Bosman's storytelling and Paul Slab classics!

Tears and laughter abound in this thought-provoking tasteful and talented treatment. It is a play that both wounds and heals the human heart and ultimately celebrates families of people here and everywhere! Such is the power of this play that a command performance was held for Nelson Mandela at his official residence in Johannesburg.

The performance takes place on June 2 at 19h30 at the Theatre – St Anne’s College in Hilton. Tickets R50 (R40 concessions) booked on 033-343 3300.




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