Swanemeer

 

NAME OF PRODUCTION: SWANEMEER

PLAYWRIGHT: KAREN COMBRINCK

DIRECTOR: GERBEN KAMPER & MARIJDA KAMPER

VENUE:  SCAENA REHEARSAL ROOM, UFS MAIN CAMPUS

LANGUAGE: AFRIKAANS

 

DATES AND TIMES:

26 Augustus 2015       15:00

27 Augustus 2015       10:00 & 13:00

28 Augustus 2015       11:00 & 18:00

29 Augustus 2015       11:00

 

PRICES:  R 25.00 per person and/or R20.00 per person for groups of 10 or more.

 

BOOKINGS:   Computicket (0861 915 8000)

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Swanemeer, based on Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet “Swan Lake”, will be presented for the first time as a children’s play in Bloemfontein. With this performance of Swanemeer, the drama department at the University of the Free State attempts to make classical love stories accessible to children.

 

Karen Combrinck, who last year did the adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘n Midsomernagdroom, this time adapted Swanemeer’s romantic love story of the beautiful Odette and her Prince, Prince Siegfried, into an exciting play which will delight young and old.

 

Swanemeer tells the story of Princess Odette who was turned into a swan by the jealous Sorceress Von Rothbart. Only a man with a pure heart and love for her, can break the spell by asking her to marry him. Odette and her swan friends are desperately searching for such a man who can conquer her heart and break the spell for ever.

 

Prince Siegfried, who is now 21 years of age, in turn is looking for a sweet girl with a good and loving heart whom he could make his wife. Sounds too good to be true? Well, true love’s way is never easy and there are many obstacles to overcome before Odette and Prince Siegfried can finally be together.

 

Swanemeer features a prince and princess, gorgeous swans, a spoilt brat, jealous sorceress and hysterical page, and the beautiful Fairy Queen. Set in a picture perfect forest, with astounding costumes, this fairy-like tale is a recipe for tons of excitement and enchantment. Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce the young (and everyone else!) to a classical work. Directed by Gerben and Marijda Kamper, it will be performed by drama students of the UFS from 27 – 29 August 2015. Tickets are available at Computicket.

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