Yay. From today there will be other things in my life. We opened last night and I was really happy. I like this play. I love my designer Alfred Rietmann and his set and lights, and Pitchie Rommelaere’s phenomenal sound. I adore my stage manager Lucas Macuphe. But, most importantly I am completely in love with my extraordinary, talented, diverse, committed and gorgeous cast. Indulge me. I am going to list them and extol their virtues.
Sizwe Msutu. Accomplished, magnetic, powerful. Brilliant story teller and character actor. A rock and a pivot. A star.
Nicola Hanekom. I am in awe of this, one of South Africa’s most shit hot actresses. She is unbelievable. Most talented, beautiful, committed, emotional, connected and creative. She takes the character Ruth to another place.
Pierre Malherbe. So, so good, A director’s actor. Questioning, involved and super skilled. This guy makes the play.
Nelson Chileshe Musonda. Gorgeous. Talented. Delightful. Hilarious. nobody else could be Samson.
Leon Clingman. Creative, serious, intelligent, hardworking. He turned the character of Charlie into a person.
Albert Pretorius. I love watching this guy. Mark my words. He is going places. Brilliant. Catch him in the incredible …miskien at The Intimate later this month.
Deborah Vieyra. She stepped in at short notice and made my life so easy. A delightful, charming, gorgeous actress.
Lungelo Sitimela. Hilarious, hard working, intuitive. An old fashioned, proper, real actor.
A cast from the theatre gods. Thank you for making my dream come true.