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Cape Town Theatre to Present Aristophane’s “The Birds”

Artscape and the Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre Company will present Greek classic comedy “The Birds” of Aristophanes in the Kirstenbosch open-air theatre from December 20 2011 until January 15 2012.

The timeless comedy performances are scheduled to start at 7am. This peculiarity of the early morning performances is explained by the fact that ancient Greeks used to go to their theatres at dawn time because they had no lighting and it got too hot to sit outside later in the morning.

Theatre goers can either bring their own picnic with them or book for breakfast at the Kirstenborch Tea Room (021 – 797 4887).

Roy Sargeant directs, with choreography by Nhanhla Mkhwanazi, costume and mask designs by Keith Anderson and original music by Michael Tuffin. Jeroen Kranenberg and Nhanhla Mkhwanazi star in the play with Francis Chouler, Armand Aucamp, Riaan Visman, Wiseman Sithole, together with the Siyasanga Acting Company, Michael Inglis, Zondwa Njokweni, Lee Roodt, Frans Hamman, Anele Situlweni and Melissa Haiden.

Tickets can be booked via the Kirstenbosch Box Office (021 – 761 2866) or at the gate leading to the theatre from 06:30 before each performance.

For more information contact 021 – 799 8783

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