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Monday, April 15, 2013


Intermissions is a series of vignettes, devised and performed by 2nd and 3rd year students from UKZN Pietermaritzburg’s Drama and Performance Studies department. Taking their cue from the paintings of surrealist artist, Rene Magritte, each vignette depicts an original story inspired by the painter’s disturbing, witty and often confusing paintings.

Told in a variety of styles, the plays explore themes of love, loss, deception and possession. A mob boss orders a hit – to disastrous consequence. A minister makes a deal with the Devil. A young woman appears possessed. A gown becomes a vessel of desire and despair. A group of nuns conceal a troubling secret and in the end, what was Magritte really on about?

Directed by Louise Buchler, Intermissions runs at the Hexagon Studio Theatre in Pietermaritzburg from April 24 to 26 at 18h30. Tickets R30 (R20 for students/seniors) at the door only.  Enquiries to 033 260 5537 or email: