Around

Original script by Arthur Schnitzler (La Ronde)

 

Adapted by the advanced acting students of the UFS Department of Drama and Theatre Arts under the supervision of Dion van Niekerk and DeBeer Cloete

 

Directed by Dion van Niekerk and DeBeer Cloete

 

Venue:  Scaena Rehearsal Room Theatre, UFS-Main Campus

 

Language: English 

 

Genre: Drama

 

Age restriction: 16+

 

Date and times:

28 November @ 19h30

29 November @ 19h30

30 November @ 19h30

 

TICKETS:          R 40.00 Per Person

R 30.00 For Students, Scholars,

R 25.00 For Pensioners

 

Bookings:        Computicket (0861 915 8000)

 

We are all connected to each other in some way, but just how deep are these connections really?

When Arthur Schnitzler presented his play La Ronde in 1920, the play sent shockwaves through Europe. It was considered an immoral and inappropriate piece of theatre, mainly because of its sexual themes. But it has continued to fascinate audiences well into the twenty-first century because of Schnitzler’s excellent treatment of class difference and social hypocrisy.

La Ronde has now found its way to Bloemfontein, in a new adaptation by the advanced acting students of the UFS Department of Drama and Theatre Arts. In this version, entitled Around, the play has been re-written to reflect a contemporary South African society. Familiar characters take the stage, be it the local butcher, the reverend’s wife, a model or a taxi-driver, and all reveal themselves to be a part of a never-ending cycle of sex, addiction and power.

Around has been conceived and developed by the students under the watchful supervision of Dion van Niekerk and DeBeer Cloete. It can be seen at the Scaena Rehearsal Room Theatre from the 28 – 30 November at 19:30.

The play has a 16+ age restriction.

Bookings can be made through Computicket.