King of the braai goes meat-free in comedy

Aaron Mcilroy is well known for his performance as the lunatic father, Mr Milton, in the Spud movie franchise. PICTURE: Val Adamson

The comedy one-hander, A Vegan Killed My Marriage, starring Aaron Mcilroy, comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from Tuesday September 19 to Sunday October 8, at 8pm, with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Mcilroy plays James, a red-blooded, meat-eating South African male who is fully aware of the consistent concerns about the meat industry’s role in the impending climate catastrophe.

Over the years, he has done his best to studiously evade and ignore such concerns, until a work trip creates an unexpected double whammy, and he is shaken out of his comfort zone. Out of the blue, he becomes a vegetarian, not realising how unwelcome this change and his newfound fanaticism will be in his meat-eating home. The skirmishes at home escalate into a full-blown war. James, who only months before, had been the king of the braai, has had a change of heart and now demands an entirely meat-free home.

A Vegan Killed My Marriage was written and directed by Craig Freimond.

Tickets cost R150 for Tuesdays and Saturday matinees; R165 for seniors, students and block bookings of 10 or more; and R185 full price. Book through Webtickets or at Pick n Pay stores.