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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Multi-award winner Timberlake Wertenbaker’s provocative and enthralling The Love of the Nightingale will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from October 11 to 16. It will be directed by Tamar Meskin and presented by the Honours class of UKZN Drama and Performance Studies.

The sexy, provocative and edgy play is a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ lost play about the myth of Tereus, and tells the story of two close-knit Athenian sisters, Procne and Philomele who are separated by the spoils of war. After enduring years of hardship and torture: initiated by Tereus the King of Thrace, the two sisters are finally reunited during the annual pantomimed feast of Dionysus. However, their reuniting is by no means all pleasant, as the women finally come to recognize the consequence of their questioning and the brutality of which men are capable.

The Love of the Nightingale runs from October 11 to 16 at 19h00 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Bookings on 031 260 3133.