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Friday, April 19, 2013


Representing the second programme of this year’s Playhouse Company’s Community Arts Festival, Sugar Daddies looks head-on at the social issue widely prevalent today of older, often married, men with financial means having very young girlfriends. These girls are often seeking a way to achieve a better lifestyle without considering the consequences and implications of their actions.

The irresponsible behaviour of these older men (“sugar daddies”) brings ruin to the lives of their own families and those of the young women they engage with. This work is directed by Edmund Mhlongo with a cast that includes Ngcebo Cele, Heather Gielink, Annalisa Gxabu, Vumani Khumalo, Nompilo Maphumulu, Phumlani Ngubane, Sandile Nxumalo and Snelisiwe Radebe.

Sugar Daddies can be seen in The Playhouse Loft Theatre from April 17 to 20. Performances are at 11h00, 14h00 and 18h00. Admission is free. The production will also tour to schools in KZN.