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<p class="font_8">The Masque is putting on a CELEBRATION OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS&nbsp;this May! For the first time in Cape Town, four episodes have been adapted for the stage.</p>
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<p class="font_8">For those who might not know, The Golden Girls is a sitcom from the late 80s and early 90s about four mature women living together in Miami and experiencing the joys and angst of their golden years. Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia may occasionally clash but they're there for one another in the end.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Adaptation and direction by Wayne Ronné</p>
<p class="font_8">Starring:</p>
<p class="font_8">Gwendolen Ward</p>
<p class="font_8">Tanya Smith</p>
<p class="font_8">Katherine Fillmore</p>
<p class="font_8">Kerith Coulson</p>

The Golden Girls

The Masque Theatre

24th May to 1st June 2024

The Masque is putting on a CELEBRATION OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS this May! For the first time in Cape Town, four episodes have been adapted for the stage.

For those who might not know, The Golden Girls is a sitcom from the late 80s and early 90s about four mature women living together in Miami and experiencing the joys and angst of their golden years.
Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia may occasionally clash but they're there for one another in the end.

Adaptation and direction by Wayne Ronné
Starring:
Gwendolen Ward
Tanya Smith
Katherine Fillmore
Kerith Coulson

<p class="font_8">For our June play reading, we're exploring An Ordinary Life by Kitty Smith!</p>
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<p class="font_8"><strong>A look at what lies behind the silk sari, the warm Indian welcome and its colourful traditions.</strong></p>
<p class="font_8">In London, families of Indian origin have a sub-culture that is both admired and derided – but remains mysterious to many. It’s an immigrant community that is often lauded for its family values, educational excellence, and professional achievement.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Explore the unusual world of Kamseela and her husband Kavi, their marriage, and their eccentric relationships.</p>
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<p class="font_8">The play examines devoted love – contrasted by ambition and social acceptance in a western society. Experience their peculiarities, the games they play and the hilarious characters who pop by their home in Wembley, London.</p>
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<p class="font_8"><strong>About the writer, Kitty Smith</strong></p>
<p class="font_8">Kitty Smith was born in Cape Town in 1966 and grew up in Rylands, Athlone. Her father was of South Indian lineage. Her mother is of South Indian, British, and African lineage. Kitty’s degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology provided a foundation for a varied career in South Africa and the UK. She married and lived in London for many years. Kitty has always been a quiet observer of life and has written privately - for self and family. She enjoys solitude, yet is fascinated by people, nature, culture - and the stories that capture our humanity, our folly, and our loves.</p>
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<p class="font_8">The evening will include a table read of the play by actors, followed by a discussion of the work. The discussion will be led by Melanie O'Connor Horn and a panel of experts. Input from the audience is most welcome!</p>

An Ordinary Life - Play Reading

Masque Theatre

4th June 2024

For our June play reading, we're exploring An Ordinary Life by Kitty Smith!

A look at what lies behind the silk sari, the warm Indian welcome and its colourful traditions.
In London, families of Indian origin have a sub-culture that is both admired and derided – but remains mysterious to many. It’s an immigrant community that is often lauded for its family values, educational excellence, and professional achievement.
Explore the unusual world of Kamseela and her husband Kavi, their marriage, and their eccentric relationships.

The play examines devoted love – contrasted by ambition and social acceptance in a western society. Experience their peculiarities, the games they play and the hilarious characters who pop by their home in Wembley, London.

<p class="font_8">Interlace Uplift is a music event aimed at uplifting young performers, providing mentorship for them and cultivating their skills in performing arts. This year we are focusing our theme on the impact of youth collectives on individuals and society as a whole. We are spreading a message of unity and showing our youth that together we can achieve feats far greater than what we can on our own.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Our event day is June 16th 2024 so naturally we'll be sharing stories rooted deep in South African heritage, stories of past struggles that have been overcome largely thanks to the sheer force of the youth in this country.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Our focus group of performers are musicians and spoken word artists, the large majority of whom are under the age of 35. We are collaborating with young performers from Alas Academy, and local bands, The Nickies, Desperate for Doorbells and Interlace.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Our hope is to provide a positive learning experience in the arts for all of our performers, we want to uplift the youth of our surrounding areas by providing a unique experience.</p>

Interlace Uplift - A Youth Day Celebration

Mark Mwaba

16th June 2024

Interlace Uplift is a music event aimed at uplifting young performers, providing mentorship for them and cultivating their skills in performing arts. This year we are focusing our theme on the impact of youth collectives on individuals and society as a whole. We are spreading a message of unity and showing our youth that together we can achieve feats far greater than what we can on our own.

Our event day is June 16th 2024 so naturally we'll be sharing stories rooted deep in South African heritage, stories of past struggles that have been overcome largely thanks to the sheer force of the youth in this country.

Our focus group of performers are musicians and spoken word artists, the large majority of whom are under the age of 35. We are collaborating with young performers from Alas Academy, and local bands, The Nickies, Desperate for Doorbells and Interlace.

Our hope is to provide a positive learning experience in the arts for all of our performers, we want to uplift the youth of our surrounding areas by providing a unique experience.

<p class="font_8">Once upon a time, there was a beautiful hill in a hamlet called Klapmuts. It looked like a maiden wearing a cap, especially when mist covered it.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Long ago, when people first came to this area, they saw the hill and thought it looked like a woman's cap. So, they called it Klapmuts Hill.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Our story begins with a man named Diemer. He was one of the first people to settle in Klapmuts. He dreamed of building a village in this land of opportunity. As time passed, Klapmuts grew into a lively community. But hidden beneath its progress were old stories of the hill and the mist that used to cover it.</p>
<p class="font_8">Our play takes us on a journey through the history of Klapmuts. We meet different people who lived there, and we learn about their joys and challenges.</p>
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<p class="font_8">The Story of Klapmuts Hill" is a tale of a maiden's hat. It reminds us that even in the smallest places, there are stories worth telling and lessons worth learning.</p>

Die Heuwel - A Tale of a Maiden's Hat

Kids Theatre

29th & 30th June 2024

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful hill in a hamlet called Klapmuts. It looked like a maiden wearing a cap, especially when mist covered it.

Long ago, when people first came to this area, they saw the hill and thought it looked like a woman's cap. So, they called it Klapmuts Hill.

Our story begins with a man named Diemer. He was one of the first people to settle in Klapmuts. He dreamed of building a village in this land of opportunity. As time passed, Klapmuts grew into a lively community. But hidden beneath its progress were old stories of the hill and the mist that used to cover it.

Our play takes us on a journey through the history of Klapmuts. We meet different people who lived there, and we learn about their joys and challenges.

The Story of Klapmuts Hill" is a tale of a maiden's hat. It reminds us that even in the smallest places, there are stories worth telling and lessons worth learning.

<p class="font_8">Mr. Fox is the best in the business when it comes to poultry theft. After having his first cub, however, he leaves that life behind, and settles for a safer career. But, now that his life is calm and ordinary, he misses his days of glory, stealing from the farms of the greedy and wicked Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Things have become dull, his marriage is failing, and he's struggling to be a good father to his cubs.</p>
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<p class="font_8">Will Mr. Fox go back to his old ways? And if he does, how will the wicked farmers react now that their old nemesis is back?</p>
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<p class="font_8">Presented by Habib Drama Studio, The 'Not Particularly' Fantastic Mr. Fox promises to be a wild and ridiculous adventure for all ages! Filled with laughs, thrills, drama, and... um... I dunno... probably chickens? I guess.</p>

The 'Not Particularly' Fantastic Mr Fox

HABIB DRAMA STUDIO

5th & 6th July 2024

Mr. Fox is the best in the business when it comes to poultry theft. After having his first cub, however, he leaves that life behind, and settles for a safer career. But, now that his life is calm and ordinary, he misses his days of glory, stealing from the farms of the greedy and wicked Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Things have become dull, his marriage is failing, and he's struggling to be a good father to his cubs.

Will Mr. Fox go back to his old ways? And if he does, how will the wicked farmers react now that their old nemesis is back?

Presented by Habib Drama Studio, The 'Not Particularly' Fantastic Mr. Fox promises to be a wild and ridiculous adventure for all ages! Filled with laughs, thrills, drama, and... um... I dunno... probably chickens? I guess.

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