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Monica is waiting to be saved, waiting for the return of her lover, waiting for the mirror to reflect a more favourable reflection, waiting to be let out of her cage and most importantly, waiting to be accepted.
‘Wait’ is an original one-woman play that uncovers the difficulties that women experience trying to free themselves from the cage that society tends to impose on them. It explores the complexity of gender as seen through the eyes of a woman struggling with her identity. This play delves into the mind of Monica Van Zyl, a character fraught with insecurity. She has a distorted view of her self-image, internally and externally, constantly doubting herself and her place in the world and in love.
‘Wait’ is daring, innovative, thought-provoking and outspoken. Written and performed by Raine Waring and directed by Nathalie Vijver, ‘Wait’ tells a truthful story that encourages the audience to question themselves and their roles in society. ‘Wait’ made its debut at the 2016 New Talent Weekend at the Masque Theatre in May.