The Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society presents Athol Fugard’s comic drama, People Are Living There, directed by Darryl Spijkers, until Saturday October 17.
Set in a boarding house in 1969, the play centres on landlady Milly (Roné Frylinck), whose 10-year romantic relationship with one of her boarders, Ahlers, has just come to a messy end. While her former lover is out on a date with a younger woman, Milly decides to throw an impromptu party to celebrate her 50th birthday.
She convinces boarders Don (Thomas Agates) and Shorty (Hugo Botha) to go along with her; the idea is that she’ll make Ahlers jealous that she’s having a good time without him.
The play explores the sense of isolation that these three characters feel. Tickets at Computicket.
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