In celebration of 20 successful years as South Africa’s longest running, award-winning and hilarious improvisation company, you are invited to watch South Africa’s first ever Soap-a-thon a live, improvised soap opera marathon in aid of Rape Crisis.
Rape Crisis provides essential services to women through counseling and court support services. Their 24-hour helpline reaches 4 500 to 5 000 survivors each year. But Rape Crisis is facing a crisis of its own: a shortfall of R1.3 million this year, which is threatening to force the organisation to close. All the proceeds raised from the Improguise soap-a-thon will contribute to alleviating their deficit and help them to continue with the daily running of the organisation.
Just for this show, the actors have created a cast of characters set against the backdrop of a small fictional harbour town. Like any good soapie, it will explore threads like love, revenge, divorce, medical issues and family life.” says Tandi Buchan, artistic director of Improguise: “We can’t give away the story even if we wanted to because it is all going to be improvised. We will all be just as surprised as our audiences!” The 12-hour event will make South African theatre history whilst supporting a really worthy organization – Rape Crisis.
The Soap-a-thon takes place on 27 October 2012 at The Little Theatre at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus on Orange street from 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets for each episode cost R60. It’s family-friendly, and you will receive a discount for bookings of more than four episodes.
To book for the Soapathon visit Webtickets