Ask Walter: A new SA comedy of errors


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Daphne Kuhn and Zee Ntuli present a new SA comedy, Ask Walter, at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square from May 15 to June 4. Ask Walter is directed by Aimeè Goldsmith, written by Aimee Goldsmith and cast with multi-media facets directed by film-maker Zee Ntuli. The play stars Jeremiah Mntonga, Ricci-Lee Kalish,
Arthur Bongani Zith, James Reynolds and Denel Honneyball

Walter, a psychology major drop-out, has miraculously landed his own TV talk show. He is out of his depth and totally incompetent. Despite this, he intends on bluffing his way.

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Walter is dating the show’s producer Jade, an abrasive, vapid, foul-mouthed go-getter. Unlike Walter, she fits right into the high intensity, hostile world of live television. She is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. She is admired by the show’s floor manager, Maureen. Things get complicated when the show’s new cameraman arrives – Trent, a woman’s man in every way. Unfortunately for the lusting Jade, she is too self-absorbed to realize that Trent is head of heels in love with Walter. The situation spirals out of control when the show’s first guest arrives with hilarious consequences.

Ask Walter has a remarkable team driving the show. It has been created and co-written by Aimee Goldsmith and film-maker Zee Ntuli. Seen recently at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Waiting for Jack and Cheers to Sarajevo, Aimee is proud to announce that this is the first theatre show that she and Zee Ntuli will be working on together. Zee Ntuli previously directed Aimee Goldsmith in the TV drama Mshika Shika, as well as several commercials. His feature film Hard to Get did both the local and international circuit and received numerous awards at acclaimed international festivals. Netflix has now bought the rights to the film.

Zee also recently wrote and directed Lokoza which premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Aimee, who has spent the last few years on stage with her play Cheers to Sarajevo (which premiered in Austria last year), is now taking a back seat from performing and is directing the well-known cast. Heading up the show is Jeremiah Mtonga, a known TV personality. Gorgeous fashion blogger and the face of The Big Bad Wolf, Ricci Lee Kalish plays his love interest.

Ricci is also known for her hypnotizing performance in Necktie Youth. Others in the cast are Arthur Bongani Zith, James Reynolds and Denel Honeyball.

The comedy will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 15 May – 4 June 2017. There will be 6 performances per week – Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 6pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about dinner show specials and group discounts. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: or tel. the Computicket call centre: 0861 915 8000.

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