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Saturday, April 11, 2009


Kurt Egelhof returns to Durban with highly acclaimed one-hander.

Kurt Egelhof returns to Durban with a highly acclaimed one-hander entitled For Generations, which examines the complex relationship between father and son.

Egelhof cut his teeth on the Durban stages more than a decade ago prior to pursuing a career in movies, TV and national theatre. He returns to his home town to share his long awaited triumphant return to the Durban stage.

Written and performed by Kurt Egelhof under the skilful direction of Nic Fine, this production has received rave reviews throughout its tour. For Generations is an exploration into the state of mind that exists in every single one of us. It is tempered by the ancient rhetoric: Who Am I, Where Do I Come From, and Where Am I Going?

By presenting the work in a dramatic narrative style, the piece attempts to engage its audience enough to invoke their own personal narrative, to embrace a version of their own stories.

“The men from our lives, our fathers before us who through their own very real hopes and dreams, opened the universe in preparation for our arrival, may have passed on too early, with too much information unshared before we were able to receive it,” explains Kurt Egelhof. “And in this time, when the image of men as role models for their sons on how to become a good, decent upright person seems to be at an all-time low, comes a wave of inexplicable insight from what must be an inexplicable source: the sound of our forefathers' voices coming up from deep inside of us.”

This is how the piece was made, as Kurt tried to listen to his ancestral voices from beyond the grave. For Generations, is also the story of Everyman and Everywoman. A story worth telling.

Egelhof has appeared in a myriad of movies and TV programmes including Zulu Love Letter, Traitor’s Heart, The Ghost and the Darkness, Human Timebomb, Cyborg Cop, Sweet ‘n Short, African Skies, Kwagga Strikes Back, Windprints, The Native Who Caused all the Trouble, Back to Freedom and Night of the Cyclone.

For Generations is presented in association with TheatreBIZ and will run at the Catalina Theatre in Wilson’s Wharf from April 9 to 25. Tickets R75 (R45 pensioners and students). Shows are Thursdays to Saturday at 20h00 with an early performance on Saturday at 17h00 (Sundays 14h00 and 18h00). There is a Buy 1 get 1 free offer for the Saturday 17h00 and Sunday 14h00 shows.

For more info call Thandeka on 031 305 6889 or 031 305 7612 or e-mail

The Catalina Theatre is still functioning thanks to the generosity and support from Rainbow Chicken, National Arts Council and Ethekwini Municipality.