Human trade is a cruel reality in South Africa. This controversial subject is highlighted in Dit Voel Leeg, a brand new play that opens at the Suidoosterfees. It is based on the British playwright Lucy Kirkwood's acclaimed, award-winning drama It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It’s Alright Now.
Kirkwood's thought-provoking play was translated and adapted by Hugo Taljaard and it is directed by Henry Mylne, the director of 7de Laan and Vaselinetjie. In the South African context, Dit Voel Leeg is about a naive young girl from Rehoboth in Namibia, who is lured to Cape Town under false pretences by her Nigerian boyfriend. She is forced into a life of prostitution and drugs, but despite the dire circumstances in which she finds herself, she refuses to relinquish her dreams of breaking away.
Kim Cloete plays the lead and she is supported by Ingrid Paulus, Vanessa in 7de Laan.
Theatre lovers be warned: Dit Voel Leeg will have only five performances at Suidoosterfees 2012, in the Brimstone/Lion of Africa Arena, with a limited number of seats; on Wednesday 15 February at 18:00, Thursday 16 February at 20:30, Friday 17 February at 17:30, Saturday 18 February at 12:00 and Sunday 19 February at 12:30 – so don't delay, secure your seat today. Tickets sell for R95 and can be bought from Computicket from October 28.
Suidoosterfees 2012 takes place at Artscape from February 14 to 19. Phone 021 446 1558, visit www.suidoosterfees.co.za, www.facebook.com/Suidoosterfees, Twitter or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org