Following their highly successful run with The Snow Goose at The Fugard Theatre earlier this year, local theatre gem Contagious Theatre is excited to be returning with their interpretation of the Ernest Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea, which opens on 30 July and runs until 24 August 2019.
Santiago is an old fisherman who hasn’t brought in a catch for 84 days. While the villagers pass judgments on his past and his future, the old man heads far out into the Gulf of Mexico where he hooks a giant marlin. And so begins his epic battle.
Working within and around the themes of life, death, brotherhood and the struggle for existence, this imaginative adaptation gives this classic text a modern twist for the contemporary audience. Using chorus, mask, physical performance, an innovative set and epic sound design, this is a delightfully theatrical re-imagining of Hemmingway’s classic tale.
The production is adapted by Nick Warren with Jenine Collocott and stars James Cairns, Taryn Bennett and Jaques De Silva. It features an original soundtrack by Sue Grealy and is designed and directed by Jenine Collocott.
The Old Man and the Sea has received outstanding reviews:
‘One of this country’s most exciting repertory theatre groups, under the pens of Nick Warren and Jenine Collocott, has created a gem of a work that will make you laugh and cry, sailing gloriously and with great skill on the coattails of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.’ – Robyn Sassen
‘All round, Collocott creates a charming and tender work which is both easy to watch and easy to love.’ – Moira De Swart
‘There’s some song, some chitchat, some philosophy and a great deal of heart in a show that’s sweet and funny and riddled with humour. I was completely hooked.’ – Lesley Stones
Dates: 30 July – 24 August, Tuesday – Saturday
Times: 20:00, with a matinee show on Saturdays at 15:00
Ticket prices: Range from R140 – R160 and are available from The Fugard Box Office. Visit www.thefugard.com or call 021 461 4554.
Excellent discounts are available for students, pensioners, scholars and Friends of the Fugard. Book discounted tickets exclusively via The Fugard Box Office by calling 021 461 4554.
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