I don’t think I have ever just “lifted” a press release and put it on my blog (in fact I have shouted at someone for doing it before) but Pieter Bosch Botha has done such a fine job, and said such lovely things about me it deserves to be kept, word for word. Here it is. Please let me know if you would like to come to our special showing on Tues 13 March in Jozi.
FULLY COMMITTEDÂ – Press Release
Pieter Bosch Botha takes to the stage once more in what must be one of his greatest acting challenges yet. 1 actor, 36 Characters, and over 200 character transitions! This smash hit Off-Broadway comedy is swooping in to South Africa and has been spiced up with a whole lot of familiar homegrown flair. Directed by multi-award winning actress and director, Megan Choritz, who is also very well known for her comedic brilliance. Written by award-winning American playwright, Becky Mode.
This devastatingly funny one act follows a day in the life of Sam Cooper, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Cape Town’s number one restaurant. FULLY COMMITTED is a frenetic tour through a fictional, extremely fashionable De Waterkant eatery where a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing–coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics– in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Â Amid the barrage, Sam’s got his own needs to contend with: his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part in Anant Singh’s newest movie. Â While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle international celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? Â FULLY COMMITTED has 36 wildly divergent characters, all played by a single versatile performer.
Reviews of “Fully Committed” on Broadway:Â “An immensely entertaining, scaldingly funny play about the bad behavior good food can inspire.” – The New York Times.
“. . . hilarious and touching, gallops along at a swift, almost frantic pace.” -Â Time Out New York.
” . . .a sparkling one-man tour de force . . . very funny and very believable . . .
” -Â The New York Post .Â “What makes the play so delightful is that all of the frustrating characters in the play get their comeuppance, and we are cheering on the inside at the resolution . . .” -Â Centerstage, Chicago
FULLY COMMITTED will be part of the Festival of Fame from 12 – 17 March and will be performed in theÂ Space.comÂ Theatre at the Joburg Theatre complex. Daytime performance tickets can be purchased, and the schedule is available onÂ www.festivaloffame.co.za.
A special evening performance has been slotted in for those who can only make it at night.Â Tuesday 13th March at 7pm – tickets cost R40.Â Tickets for this performance can be purchased at the door on the night.
Hope to see you there!