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Joshua Harmon’s Broadway hit Significant Other comes to South Africa

From the writer of the West End smash hit comedy Bad Jews, which enjoyed sold-out runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production and the South African premiere of Joshua Harmon’s Broadway success Significant Other. The play opens on 30 May in the Fugard Theatre and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas.

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Significant Other PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

     Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York as twenty-somethings. Jordan is single, and finding Mr Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him as they pair off and embark on their journey of marriage.
     The all South African cast features Gabriel Meltz as Jordan, Dominique Maher as Kiki, Lesoko Seabe as Vanessa, Lucy Tops as Laura, Michèle Maxwell as Helene with Roberto Kyle and Ryan de Villiers completing the line-up.
     Set and lighting design is by Wolf Britz, costume design by Widaad Albertus and sound design is by the Fugard Theatre’s Resident Musical Director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.
     ‘Joshua Harmon once again uses his razor-sharp wit and eagled eyed observation to bring us another hilarious, poignant and sensitive story about something we can all relate to – the journey of finding love and how we react when our friends around us find it first,’ says Daniel Galloway, the executive director of the Fugard Theatre. ‘We are proud to be presenting another South African premiere of this exceptional playwright’s work, brought to the stage by an all-South African cast and creative team.’
     Tickets from R140 to R250 can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at

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