Smaarties

Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed & Designed by Quintin Wils | Written & Performed by Jannes Erasmus | Videography by Jaco Jansen van Rensburg
Smaar­ties (which takes place in both Afrikaans and English) is a pow­er­ful one-man show about Mr Lotz who finds him­self in a psy­chi­atric ward after the death of both of his par­ents. He still has a 12-year-old sis­ter he has to look after. The play looks at his daily life in the ward and how he is cop­ing and try­ing to word and explain what really hap­pened that night to him and his parents…
"...Smaarties kan kompeteer met van die beste eenman stukke in die land!" Breytenbach (Die Reviewer)

"...hierdie is uitstekende teater, 'n ware lekerny!" Hurter (Artslink)

"...Erasmus se toneelspel is uitstekend!" Kusel (Grapevine)

After a hugely suc­cess­ful run at the South African State The­atre ear­lier on in the year, Smaarties has been invited to play at var­i­ous other the­atres in South Africa, includ­ing the­atres in Rusten­burg, Pre­to­ria, Cen­tu­rion, Potchefstroom and Johan­nes­burg. Now the time has come for Cape Town to wit­ness this great pro­duc­tion.

It is directed and designed by one of Mail&Gaurdian's Top 200 Young South Africans, Quintin Wils, who says that Smaar­ties is by far the most com­plex show that he has ever directed, but adds that “…it is by far the most excit­ing pro­duc­tion that I have directed thus far! A pro­duc­tion that makes you think twice about what schiz­o­phre­nia actu­ally is.”


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