Methodist Church Hall • Cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street • Observatory • 7925 • Cape Town

Agulhasvlakte

Drama
Written by Herschelle BENJAMIN | Directed by Kanya VILJOEN | Performed by Kay SMITH and René CLOETE with Wilhelm VAN DER WALT | Designed by Nell VAN DER MERWE and Kanya VILJOEN | Produced by Kanya VILJOEN and Herschelle BENJAMIN in collaboration with VUKALLECTIVE | Stage Managed by Keandri VAN WYK
16+ V, S, L

Following a debut at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and a sold-out run at the Suidoosterfees Festival, Agulhasvlakte returns to Cape Town for a run at the Theatre Arts in Observatory.

Agulhasvlakte. A watershed area of biodiversity issues, where many endangered flowers are on the brink of extinction.  An area where indigenous plants and knowledge systems in rural communities have been subsumed by historic racial structures that enable white farmers larger farm ownership than people of colour.

Agulhasvlakte, the birthplace of Milly, a florist who battles her entire life against elements that threaten the biodiversity of her home. Amy, her sister, a dynamic social media star and typical city dweller, arrives home unexpectedly. Amy is not well. She is losing herself in her incessant pursuit of success and was diagnosed with a mental illness.

A moving story about two sisters who struggle with issues facing young people today: finding their true identity within their environment, family and the modern world.

Supported by NATi, KKNK, Toyota US Woordfees, Vryfees, Suidoosterfees and the National Arts Council.