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Sunday, February 24, 2013


Opening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Tuesday (February 26) is An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH! from master satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, who has prepared four hours of performance choices to present nightly in his new show.

This brilliant collage features the 10 characters audiences can request along with their creator. Photos taken and organized by Stefan Hurter:

From left to right in the back row:

A female figure in black, reputed to be the Saudi Arabian Princess to become Wife #5 (or is it 6?) to President Zuma so that his billion rand homestead/compound/ palace/kraal Nkandla in KZN can get Saudi oil at a discount.
Mother Theresa sits in penance about the fact that Jesus is determined to wait till the ANC is out of power before He comes back
Old kugel Nowell Fine, one of Uys's favourite friends, coming on this road from Mangaung not just for the ride
Big Issue seller Bennie holds up his edition with Trevor Manuel punted for future President
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wondering if the job as a bank manager in Athens wouldn’t be easier
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu all singing, all dancing, all wonderful.

From left to right in the front row:

Retired Nationalist Minister Pik Botha brushing up on his Madiba Magic
Bambi Kellermann loving every moment of the limelightPieter-Dirk Uys blissfully unaware of the trouble he is in for!
Evita Bezuidenhout holding her adopted little Polokwanean baby is furious to be in the same set-up with her sister Bambi and the 'third-rate comedian' next to her
PW Botha still in a state of shock realizing that while he crossed the Rubicon, he just ended up in the Wilderness.

Every night promises a different show as the audience decides what they want. With the choice of 15 boxes on stage, a member of the audience chooses a number. Out come characters and entertainment that could be either a drama, a comedy, a farce or a shocking exposé. Every box holds a familiar secret! Every laugh truly South African!

An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH! runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from February 26 to March 10 with performances from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20h00 (Sundays at 15h00) Tickets R140 booked through Computicket.