Vrou van orde

Drama • Running Time: 70 mins
Directed By Matthew Bobbie Stuurman | Performed by Elsabe Viljoen, Dustin Beck , Jesse Frankson, Obed Plaatjes | Written by Obed Plaatjes
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Emerging playwright Obed Plaatjes writes a riveting drama with deft strokes of humour, sponsored by NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL. Director Matthew Stuurman carries the vision of the play. A powerful story about how we as a society are stagnating, told through the life of a culturally mixed family. 

A riveting family drama immersed in identity, culture, rejection and poverty.

Sophie tries to keep things together in her home by using her traditional religious methods, but it only serves to suffocate her and her family, Jonathan and David. The secret about how her husband died and the rejection she faces from her family in Worcester, slowly but surely start to affect her psychologically as she grows increasingly delusional about the past and present. The secret begins to unravel when Jonathan starts to question his identity whilst suppressing a secret of his own.

Matthews Bobbie Stuurman

Matthew Stuurman is a diverse bilingual actor (Afrikaans and English) with a strong physical language. He finished four years at UCT (2014-2017). He has performed abroad in both Spain and Germany. He made his professionsal debut on the Maynardville stage in Geoffrey Hyland's 'Twelfth night' as Valentine and Antonio. He toured Germany as part of the company frame walk, and Spain as a performer in 'Judas' - an adaptation of miss Julie. Other notable roles include Agamemnon in Agamemnon, Jerome in ‘Potret’, a musical cast member in ‘Lied Van Die Boeing’, Simon in the provocative play ‘Lilies' and Chris in ‘Rooiland'. In 2018 Matthew was nominated for most promising student at the 2018 Fleur De Cap awards. 

Elsabe Viljoen

Elsabe Viljoen grew up in Durbanville, Cape Town. In 2017 she enrolled for the Hollywood Acting Master Class with D.David Morin in Cape Town. After she finished the course, various opportunities came her way and she was part of 7 films. She played a lead role in a local Afrikaans movie called Blouwyn, a very deep emotional role of a breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy and suffering the aftermath of trauma: directed by Johnny Taute and Cindy van Wyk. She acts alongside a well-known veteran actor Albert Maritz.

Elsabe was also part of a fashion film called Love Affair directed by Sam Pegg and Produced by Martez Saporta-Rothuysen. She is also featured in the VW Learner ad currently showing on TV. Elsabe has a hunger to work and enjoys being in front of the camera. She is a fun loving person who is not afraid to go the extra mile. She has always seen herself as an entertainer and she is always growing as a person.

Jesse Frankson

Jesse Frankson is a 23 year old South African who is currently residing in Cape Town. Frankson completed his BA acting degree at City Varsity Cape Town in 2016. In 2017 Frankson made his debut in Twelfth Night at Maynarndville Open Air Theatre as Valentine/Orsinos Men, Directed by Geoffery Hyland . From there he has been involved as a dancer for a Toyota TVC. Most recently Frankson was part of an online Fifa commercial produced by a UK company. Jesse is a solemn yet quirky character who is passionate about his craft. 

Dustin Beck 

Dustin Beck is a widely trained actor and mover. He started his theatre journey in school then found his way to the big physical doors of Magnet Theatre where he underwent physical theatre training with Jennie Reznek and her team. After a year of Magnet Theatre he found himself on the doorstep of UCT drama school and did a 3 year Theatre and Performance diploma. Dustin has also worked with people such as Alfred Hinkle, Jacque Job, Jacque Singer, Amy Jephta, Alex McCarthy, Henry Myln and Mdu Kweyama. He is also the co-founder of KleiSand Theatre Company, which focuses on uplifting communities through theatre and movement . 

Some recent work: SOLDAAT(film) by Amy Jephta, Sara Se Geheim 2 (series), Tjieng Tjang Tjerries(theatre) by Jason Jacobs and Kinnes (theatre) by Chase Rhys. 

Obed Plaatjes

Obed Plaatjes is a comedian, actor and emerging playwright. Obed Plaatjes was born and raised in Athlone. He received Drama training from Cape Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 2013 and has gone on to perform in numerous shows and festivals. His most recent shows include Stars wors (Artscape), Butlers and Babysitters (National arts Festival Cape Town fringe and Artscape), No Regrets (Baxter theatre, Zabalaza festival), a self-written piece for which he received the best actor award in the festival. He also did a show celebrating Adam small (Artscape), PANSA taxi theatre(Cape town fringe), Oklahoma (Artcape) and many more. His debut film credit is for a pivotal role in Endless River (Moonlighting films, directed by Oliver Herman). In 2016 he was featured in several episodes of "Suidooster" on Kyknet. 

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