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Pieter-Dirk Uys to Stage Once-Off Performance of Adapt or Dye

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On Friday, 29 July, Pieter-Dirk Uys will stage a once-off performance of Adapt or Dye as part of the 3rd Apartheid Archives Conference – Narratives, Nostalgia, Nationhoods. Adapt or Dye, Uys’ first-ever piece, was first performed at the Market Theatre in 1980. Now, the historical performance returns to the Market Theatre this Thursday at 8 PM. Tickets cost R160. Don’t miss it!

Event details: Adapt or Dye

Drama for Life (DFL) is proud to present its most dahling patron Pieter-Dirk Uys in an historic performance of his first ever piece, Adapt or Dye. This once-off performance is being staged in conjunction with the 3rd Apartheid Archives Conference, at 20:00 in the Market Theatre on 29 July 2011.

Uys first performed Adapt or Dye in 1980 at the Market Theatre. In this memorable performance, Uys will reflect back over the last 30 years, and says that this performance is not so much an adaption “but a balance between what was then and what is now. The irony will be to see how much from 30 years ago, in a state of emergency, can be recognised as still being part of our democracy, in spite of everything.”

Uys will also be performing For Fact’s Sake on 28 July as a Drama for Life fundraiser. Tickets for this event cost R250.

Event details: For Fact’s Sake

From the press release:

Join Drama for Life (DFL) on 28th July 2011 at the Market Theatre for its annual fundraising event. This year DFL is proud to present one of its very own patrons, the internationally acclaimed Pieter-Dirk Uys, who will be performing For Fact’s Sake, especially adapted for the fundraiser, for this one night only.

Drama for Life was established in 2006, with the goal of using applied drama and theatre practices in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa. Today, this ambition remains as relevant as ever, and Uys’ performance all the more appropriate. With Uys’ artful ability to infuse serious social and political issues with comedy, the evening is bound to have a hilariously enlightening outcome. Pieter-Dirk Uys speaks to us about the roller coaster ride of sex, HIV and AIDS in a contemporary society. After a ten year work-in-progress throughout schools, colleges, reformatories and retirement villages in South Africa – and one and a half million learners – Uys shares the facts and fictions about this great fear in the lives of all of us: dying of love. Much of the information made up the core of his internationally-acclaimed award-winning performance – Foreign Aids – and this presentation of For Fact’s Sake has been specially adapted for the DFL fundraiser, and promises to be a most memorable not-to-be-missed event.

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Event invites courtesy The Market Theatre


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