Solo Comedy Theatre • Running Time: 55 mins
Directed by Jenine Collocott | Written by Nick Warren | Translated and performed by James Cairns
Performed in Afrikaans

'n Hond en drie vervreemde pelle is oppad na die begrafnis van ’n vierde. Die manne hap mekaar oor die verlede al wil hulle dit net eintlik begrawe. Teen ’n helse spoed kom hulle langs die graf tot stilstand, maar nie sonder ’n paar aangrypende, pynlike, soms skreeusnaakse oomblikke en nuwe insigte oor die aard van vriendskap.

Gerhard, ’n dalende sepie held wie nooit in sy lewe aan enigiets kon commit nie — behalwe sy beste vriende se vrouens.

Johan, ’n staatmaker, ’n genuine ou, ’n man se man, voordat hy sy vrou se man geword het. Nou filosofeer hy in supermarkte op soek na koolblare.

Gawie, ’n knorrige, afgestompte, vent. Hy dink hy’s oppad na ware liefde, maar die vrou in die verhaal is onder die indruk dat hy iemand anders is—letterlik.

Hulle is saam in a motor vir 1400km, van Johannesburg af Kaap toe via Fokfontein, ’n poot, ’n kroeg en ’n bietjie lekker outydse moeilikheid en dit sit ’n effense druk op hul verhoudings met mekaar…

Named on of the Mail & Guardians top young South Africans, James Cairns has performed and written nationally and internationally for both stage, film and television. His short story Ossewa Mulaudzi has been translated into three languages. His performance work over the years has included South African classics (Pale Natives), Shakespeare (Hamlet and A Comedy of Errors), international festival hits (The Three Little Pigs, Dirt, El Blanco), mask work (The Snow Goose), soapies (Rhythm City), action (Strikeback, Donkerland), period work (Sie Weiss Alles) amongst others. He is generally cast in comedic roles and brings a sensitivity and inner life to them that has impressed audiences and reviewers alike. His comedy improv work with Jittery Citizens and Shakespeare improv with The Framework are also well loved by audiences. James is a popular fringe artist at the National Arts Festival and his theatre work has also been seen in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands.

Named one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s fun fearless females, Jenine is the Artistic Director of Contagious Theatre. She studied theatre creation under master pedagogue Giovanni Fusetti at his school Helikos in Florence, Italy. Her production Making Mandela won the 2016 Naledi for Best Youth Production and was most recently selected as part of the Assitej World Congress Main Programme. Much of her work has travelled internationally, namely Dirt (Official selection Fringe World, Perth and the Brighton Festival); Sunday Morning (Official selection Edinburgh Festival); A Day in the Desert (Sold out tour in California). Jenine is an acclaimed director and designer and has been nominated for a number of awards, namely; best director and lighting designer for Sunday Morning at the Naledi Theatre Awards; Best design and director for The Snow Goose at the Fleur du Caps and the Naledi awards respectively; The Handspring Puppet Company Award for best design for High Diving. She has won Ovation Awards for High Diving, A Day in the Desert and Making Mandela. 

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