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ALDO BRINCAT'S DOUBLE BILL (article first published : 2001-02-8)

Aldo Brincat is teaming up his two exciting, innovative and highly acclaimed productions, The House Husband and King Kong, which took theatre critics and audiences by storm towards the end of 2000, presenting them as a double bill for four consecutive nights in Kloof.

The House Husband is a one-man show penned by Brincat in which he plays the role of an unemployed South African man who has emigrated to Canada with his nurse wife. For 18 months van Vuuren, (Brincat,) has been a reluctant but devoted house husband whilst his homesick wife works long shifts and dreams of returning to South Africa. This play is in turn amusing, poignant and thought-provoking and is a perfect canvas for Brincat's sensitive acting

King Kong, on the other hand, is rollicking, hilarious, absurdist theatre in which Brincat stars with the FNB Vita Award-winning and very versatile actor Michael Gritten. This version of King Kong, which was also written by Brincat, was inspired by the 1933 movie classic of the same name but it has a whole new slant and energy.

Working at feverish pace, Brincat and Gritten play a number of characters and their astounding use of simple props, which they slickly manipulate to become different items, makes for spellbinding theatre of the imagination.

The double bill will be staged at Thomas More College on February 15 and 16 at 19h00. It then moves to St Mary's DSG to perform in the new amphitheatre on February 17 at 19h00 and February 18 at 18h30.

Each play runs for under an hour, with an interval between, when refreshments will be on sale. Tickets R35. Thomas More College performances purchased from Odette Raven on (031) 764-2756. St Mary's performances purchased from Jackie Harris on (031) 266-0008 or 082 336-6099.

N.B. There is an age restriction of 14 years and under for The House Husband.




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