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Monday, August 24, 2015


(David Muller as Oom Schalk Lourens)

Following a successful debut season in Durban last year, the inimitable Oom Schalk Lourens, aka Cape Town actor David Muller, brings his white rose to KwaZulu-Natal, for a short season of Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2.

Directed by Celia Musikanth, Muller continues with the classic tradition of story-telling where renowned South African actors Percy Sieff and Patrick Mynhardt left off. He inhabits the Schalk Lourens character in telling Herman Charles Bosman’s stories from the heart.

From Durban to Grahamstown to Cape Town, Oom Schalk, From the Heart has delighted critics and audiences alike. Now Muller brings the sequel to Seabrooke’s. Included in this latest enchanting show are the Bosman favourites: The Music Maker, in which Schalk evaluates a typical artist’s dilemma as only Schalk knows how; White Ant, a delightful surrealistic story where the conversation gets out of their depth and takes a wrong turn; and Go-slow Strike, a post office strike which satirizes culture, agriculture and organized labour.

“On opening night two lucky patrons stand to walk away with an anthology each of Bosman’s short stories,” says Muller. “And those in the front row may be refreshed with a little of Schalk’s favourite tipple.”

Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2 opens on September 1 and has a short season at Seabrooke’s Theatre at DHS with performances starting at 19h00. Advanced booking is strongly advised. Tickets R100 booked through Clare McIlroy on 071 224 1046 or e-mail