Selwyn and Gabriel

Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by Richard Kaplan | Starring Kai Luke Brummer and Mbulelo Grootboom
Warning: Mature Themes

“A theatrical gem. Five Stars.” Beverley Brommert, the Argus.

“This is a poignant, tender piece of theatre - wryly observed, skilfully crafted, funny and affirming.” Robyn Cohen, The Cape Times.

After sold out performances in September 2017, Selwyn & Gabriel returns to the Alexander Bar.

In the dead of night, Selwyn Aaron Bernstein wakes to find the intruder Gabriel in his home. Something terrible has happened. Gabriel who is at once interrogator, bureaucrat and therapist begins an investigation. “Where were you on the 10th July 2016 at 2.34am when the lights went out?” he asks. “I was asleep,” Selwyn replies.

But was he? What follows is an intriguing inner journey of discovery about regret & real estate, flight & friendship, lies & integrity. And love – always love...

Kai Luke Brummer graduated from UCT in 2016 with a B.A Honours in Theatre and Performance, with distinction in Acting. He was awarded the Ellie Walendorf Prize for best male actor in 2015. He has performed in numerous theatre productions, including The Dead Wait directed by Mdu Kweyama, Ebola directed by Nicholas Ellenbogen, Black Dog/ Inj’enyama directed by Clare Stopford, Gavin Krastin’s Trophy and in (s)kin directed by Mbongeni Mtshali.

Mbulelo Grootboom is a Film, TV and stage thespian. He received a Fleur du Cap award in 2013 for his role in Mike van Graan’s 'Just Business'. He is currently appearing in four shows across the television channels. 

Richard Kaplan is a medical doctor working in the field of HIV research at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. His first play, 'The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner' was performed at the Alexander Bar and the Cape Town Fringe Festival in 2016. 'Selwyn & Gabriel' is his second play.

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 5th Sep 2017 ★★★★★ Argus

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