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JAPANESE TALES (article first published : 2001-03-15)

Pieter Scholtz, artistic director of Kwasuka Theatre, has written a trilogy of new short plays for young audiences entitled Tales from the Rising Sun. His last production for young audiences Angelo’s Magical Hat-Trick, was presented two years ago at the Kwasuka Theatre and at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

“These plays are old tales with new endings,” says Pieter Scholtz. “They’re based on traditional Japanese folk tales and are embellished with lost of audience participation and enlivened with a new twist in the tail. The play is recommended for the young and the young-at-heart, aged seven and upwards.”

Two of the three tales will be presented at the Kwasuka Theatre over the Easter week. The first of the three tales is The Fisherman’s Gift in which Scholtz himself will play the roles of a lugubrious turtle and a musical dragon.

Patrick Collyer (Those Were the Days and soon to be seen in Douglas Livingstone … We Presume?) will narrate and provide suitable musical accompaniment.

The second tale is The Great Timimoto about a little boy “– a very little boy – a boy no taller than your knee! His blackcurrant eyes shone out of a face pale yellow as the rising sun. And it was yellow, not because he ate too much cake for tea, but because Timimoto was a little Japanese boy!”

Greg King has been commissioned to make a rod-puppet of little Timimoto, who is “short in inches but tall in courage”

Performances will run at the Kwasuka Theatre on April 9, 10, 11, 16 and17 at 11h00, and from April 12 to15 at 14h30. Prices R25 (R20 children). Book at Computicket or at the theatre on (031) 309-2236.




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