Sê My Naam Soos ‘n Starbucks Knaap

Comedy • Running Time: 65 mins
Written, directed & performed by Wessel Pretorius
Performed in Afrikaans

Annetjie de Vries sit op die lughawe en wag vir haar vlug na Amsterdam. Langs haar slaap/“trip” haar enigste vertroosting, ‘n troetelmarmot “Joachim,” op ‘n oordosis Rescue Remedy. Na jare se verwaarlosing deur haar gesin besluit Annetjie om van voor af te begin en vir ‘n slag op haar eie terme te leef. Die vlug is vertraag en Annetjie het baie op die hart. “Starbucks” is ‘n ontroerende komedie-vertelling oor vroulikheid, hartstog en eensaamheid.

Wessel Pretorius was born in Nelspruit. He received his BA in Drama from the University of Pretoria and did his post-graduate studies at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2011 he wrote and directed his first professional solo-piece ONT-, which would later be translated into UNDONE and performed at the National Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Vienna and Amsterdam. Other shows performed at Alexander Bar include THE MAIDS (Genet, directed by Philip Rademeyer), I LOVE YOU SALLY FIELD AND OTHER STORIES (writer and director), RENAISSANCE (writer and director) and KLARA MAAS SE HART IS GEBREEK, ENSOMEER: DIE VLOEISTOF TRILOGIE (writer, director and performer alongside David Viviers). Pretorius currently lives in Cape Town.

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 28th May 2019 Theatre Scene CPT

    "Every now and then one is fortunate enough to find a show where you fall in love with the protagonist immediately. The colourful Annetjie ‘Vleis’ De Vries, as created and performed by Wessel Pretorius, is such an endearing, instant favourite. Completely flawed, and truly fantastically a tad common, she is absolutely charming as she tries to break free from the traps of wallflower mediocrity."

    Review of "Sê My Naam Soos ‘n Starbucks Knaap" by Barbara Loots




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