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Monday, May 12, 2014


Written and directed by Noluthando Ngubane, Screwed is the second in the UKZN Pietermaritzburg’s drama department series of Postgraduate Directing shows.

The play tells a story of two young adults who have a sexual arrangement which starts to get complicated, because Ntombi realises that she is developing feelings for Siphiwe, putting herself in a vulnerable position.

“We don’t talk, we don’t cuddle; we have sex, is that clear? Now if you can’t keep your feelings in check that’s your problem not mine.”

The arrangement is explored even further by the theatrical device of changing roles, which offers a dramatic twist and change of direction. The play looks at themes of obsession, sex, desperate love, and explores repetition as a dramatic tool. Screwed  is influenced by ‘In Your Face’ theatre made popular by Sara Kane and also draws from Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty with elements of Physical Theatre.

Screwed  has two performances at the Hexagon Studio Theatre, UKZN, in Pietermaritzburg: May  14 and 15 at 18h00. Tickets R15 at the door. Strictly adults only.