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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Fresh new talent for two plays to be presented on UKZN campus.

Avenge the Nerd and Twins, written and directed by Tanya Simcox, is a new double bill of plays set to run at the UKZN’s Studio 5 (Howard College drama department) from November 28 to December 5.

In the dark comedy, Avenge the Nerd Ben (Byron Thanarayen) is constantly picked on by Damien and his friends, until one day they take things just that little bit too far. Suddenly things start happening to them. Bad things.

Produced by Yellow Budgie Productions, the double bill introduces some fresh new talent to the local stage. Avenge the Nerd features Ron Berko, Heloise Hunter, Heshica Elisha Naidoo, Calvin Timms/Nicholas Boertj (alternating in a role) and Frank King, Chris Boertje (also alternating) and Shelli Niemann. In the comedy Twins, Jacques (Nicholas Boertje) enjoys pretending to be his twin brother Justin (Chris Boertje), then one day he steals Justin’s girlfriend. Maor mistake.

Twins features the Boertje twins, with Xolile Gumede, Menoka Ramdath and Heloise Hunter. Tickets R45 (R35 for students and pensioners) booked on 083 412 1028. Performance times are 18h00 with an extra 14h00 show on the Sunday.