You know those neighborhood gossips? The ones that know everyone’s business and aren’t afraid to say what everyone’s thinking? The ones that whisper over the walls and truly define what it means to ‘spill the tea’? Those are The Color Purple’s church ladies; a dynamic group of vocally strong women who make sure to have … Continue reading Spilling the tea on the Church Ladies
When you watch The Color Purple, you cannot ignore Neo Motaung’s character of Sofia and her relationship with Harpo played by Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri. These two performers fill the stage with their strong voices and dynamic relationship in a competition for the alpha dog. It’s so clear from the moment I met these two together that … Continue reading Behind the Scenes with Sofia and Harpo: We’re like best friends!
The Color Purple is the type of show I want to watch over and over again. I want to relive Celie’s journey through all the good but also the bad times. I want to feel my heart beating a thousands times a minute and then being ripped out of my chest, all because it was … Continue reading Raw, Real & Riveting (Review: The Color Purple SA)
Weaving in between the twists and turns of the backstage corridors in amongst the dressing rooms of The Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre, I find myself with the most pleasant and warm-hearted cast members of The Color Purple. Leisurely preparing themselves for the day’s rehearsals, the mood is relaxed and everyone seems at ease … Continue reading Playing Celie: An interview with Didintle Khunou from The Color Purple SA
From the underground parking lot, the main foyer dressed by a big, sparkling green and red Christmas tree, the upstairs foyer where drinks, slush puppie and jellytots flowed, through every red seat of the auditorium glimmering with tiny flickers of stars from the disco ball, the pantomime magic was in the air. Last night at … Continue reading Review: Pinocchio SA: The classic we love!