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Tuesday, June 2, 2015


“The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous in man. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express.” - Jacques Lecoq

The 2015 Honours Acting programme in Drama and Performance Studies UKZN Pietermaritzburg aims to use Jacques Lecoq’s clowning methods as an entry point to acting and performance. This year they present Release, a devised play that takes audiences in a liminal space between life and death; between the said and unsaid and between the now and then of many South Africans. The play is located in a secret government department called Underground Affairs where the grey areas of the South African past and present collide. It is directed by Pumelela Nqelenga.

Performances last 50 minutes and take place from June 3 to 5 at 18h00 in the Hexagon Studio Theatre on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. Tickets R30 (R20 concession) available at the door.