Masidlale presents the ensemble platform play, Flatform, at POPart in Maboneng, Johannesburg, from 23 to 26 February.
The new show drifts in on a collaboration with LISPA-trained company Man-in-the-Moon Productions, who introduced Masidlale founder Tristan Jacobs to the platform method of performance. This style puts up to 6 performers on a small platform on stage with no props or set. The result is a fast-paced, comic masterpiece that excites imagination and revels in the theatricality of live performance.
The cast consists of co-producer Kirsten Stewart, founder of Man in the Moon, as well as notable comedian and actor Zintle ‘Tyson’ Ngubeni. Joining them are the exciting fresh talents of Sabelo Ndumo, Star Tlali and Nicole Anthony. For four months the company has practiced the platform format to create three short works that will be played as a poetic collection.
One, the glorious infection of gaming on our lives and dreams. Two, a playful fictionalising of settler history in the Cape. Three, an investigation of #falling.
The company looks forward to welcoming a wide audience keen on the playful stylings of live performance, a good laugh and a bit of a think.
Flatform will play at the POPart theatre in Maboneng, 8pm every night. 3.30pm matinee on Sunday.
Tickets R80 online, R100 at the door.
The show goes on to the Festival of Fame in March for a week-long run at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein. For details please go to http://www.festivaloffame.co.za/
Later that same month Masidlale will present another work, from its National Arts Festival Arena run, Kochira, at POPart, 16-19 March.
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