Vlieë (Afrikaans)

Vlieë (Afrikaans)
Venue: Wynand Mouton Theatre
Dates: 27 & 28 October 2009
Time: 19h30

Text: Jean-Paul Sartre
Director: Stephanie Brink

R 30.00 for adults,
R 25.00 for group bookings 10+,
R 20.00 for students
R 25.00 for scholars/pensioners

Tickets available at Computicket (Mimosa Mall & any Checkers) or at the door.

Die Vlieë, is a modern theatre text by Jean-Paul Sartre and is based on the classic mythology of Orestes and his sister Elektra’s quest for revenge on the murderers of their father, King Agamemnon. The Afrikaans translation was done by Ilne Fourie, - winner of the Sanlam theatre competition as dramatist and as actor as well as Passi’s short story competition in 2007. The production is a third year module production under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Brink. The drama is presented in a postmodernist style, with interaction between the various theatre mediums like projections, sound and lighting. This interaction forms a challenging and multilayered visual experience.

The story is a simple but rational and gripping dialogue between the different characters. After his wonderings, Orestes and his mentor arrive in Argos and find the city of his birth in ruins. Like all of us, he is like a clean sheet of paper, on which we define our souls through our actions. The ruin of the city is given as an example of the state of the natural order of things by the citizens and also by Zeus. Through his unspoiled demeanour and open mind as well as his intellectual background, he sees the corruption and deterioration in his city for what it is. Thus he is compelled to choose between his reason and conforming to the status quo of Argos.

This production is a dramatic, yet simple human tale and promises a titillating and gripping theatre experience for the audiences.

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