Who’s Upstairs: Greg Parvess

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 3.34.47 PMGreg Parvess will be performing in a reading of The House of O at Alexander Upstairs on the 3rd of April.

Home town?
Cape Town

Tell us a little more about your show?
The House of O is a reconstruction of Hamlet that magnifies the themes of corruption and greed in the ailing state of the Danes, Surrounded by savage Norseman and a frigid deathly wasteland Truth and Light must expose the fetid decay at the center of the state of the Elsinore

And what’s next on the cards for you?
House of O play reading at Alexander bar and a role in the multi Naledi Award nominated play ‘Hinterland’ written by Duncan Bulwulda at Artscape;

And the project you’re dreaming of?
The Brian Mitchell biopic

How did you get into theatre?
Studied at Drama Rhodes University (2000-2004) and have been a professional actor since.

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Terry Pratchett and Robin Williams – my homemade Mexican Chicken bake

Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
The Beach

What excites you about theatre?
The immediacy of the art form and the tough and rewarding portrayal of interesting characters.

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Don’t take life to seriously, you’ll never get out alive.

Who do you think people should be talking about? 
Hanlé Barnard, Duncan, Bulwulda and Donovan Graham are all great artists in their own right who I have worked with previously and am proud to call my friends