The Flower Hunters

Running Time: 70 mins
Written and performed by Maggie Gericke and Sophie Joans
The Flower Hunters comprises of a ruminative series of narrative sketches that take a tentative and self-effacing look at how seedling-humans dream, flourish and fail in the strange ecosystem of modern life.

Cobbled together out of tape, menstrual blood, googly eyes and experimental texts, the scenes traverse adolescent youtube channels, Claremont-boy couches, ad hoc nature documentaries, black linoleum audition rooms and the great fenced-in outdoors into the not-so-great beyond.

For anyone who finds that they have a strained relationship with their teenage self’s expectations, we hope this resonates.

Sophie Joans is a theatre-maker, comedian and clown. She has performed her funny ukulele songs at various comedy spots around the country, sometimes alongside famous comedians. She has performed regularly at Play Things, did some street performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest, KKNK and NAF.  She started a BA in Theatre-making at UCT, and will get around to finishing it some time. This is her first full length production.

Maggie Gericke is a performer based in Cape town, she was most recently seen in Dirty Words by Jon Keevy, alongside the formidable Sanda Shandu directed by Andrew Laubscher at our very own Alexander Upstairs. She's a graduate of the University of Cape Town's performance programme and has taken part in independent plays, short films and television adverts. She also takes pretty nice photos, writes and illustrates. Her social media game is neglected at best, which is commendable.

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