You Suck (and other inescapable truths)

Comedy • Running Time: 50 mins
Written and performed by Klara Van Wyk | Directed and designed by Francesco Nassimbeni | Costume design by David Hutt
Warning: There is an open flame and flash paper gets burnt during the production
You Suck (And Other Inescapable Truths) documents the spirited misadventures of a Grade 9 Afrikaans underdog and her crucial survival-advice as a minority in an Anglophile high school. It's about falling apart, fitting in, and getting even. It’s also hilariously funny, with Klara Van Wyk’s portrayal of the gum-snapping, rambunctious teen earning her a Fleur-Du-Cap nomination, Standard Ovation Award and a recent Kanna nomination. 

You Suck and Other Inescapable Truths has recently been translated into Afrikaans, receiving a recent Kanna nomination for ‘beste debuutwerk’ at KKNK. It has also recently completed a ‘bullying awareness tour’ performing to 30 local school audiences after several sold out runs in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Grahamstown. 


 "The manner in which Van Wyk invests the audience in Prettina's experiences, both as a writer and a performer, is masterful and the results - organic comedy and genuine pathos - are quite something to experience." 
- David Fick, Broadway World

“Klara captures the ennui of a Joburg teen magnificently. Extremely funny but not without darkness and pain. Kinda like Die Antwoord made a solo theatre show with elements of clowning after a trip to the shopping centre. But not. You'll have to see for yourself.” 
- Nicholas Spagnoletti.

“A theatrical gem” 
- Robyn Cohen

'Gaan kyk hierdie belangrike stuk' 
-Cliff Roberts (Netwerk 24) 

'Kids went bananas for it' 
-Daily Maverick

Klara van Wyk is an actress, clown, writer and student, trained by Philippe Gaulier. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Stellenbosch, specializing in clowning. She was recently seen in the productions Babbelagtig and Tweespalt. 

Francesco Nassimbeni is an interdisciplinary performing arts practitioner.
He recently completed a Masters in Theatre-Making at UCT, studying the overlap between graphic design and performance.
He will appear in Juliet Jenkin's new choral work, "Woolworths", at the National Arts Festival in 2018.

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