Suddenly The Storm
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Age Restriction: 12 Years +
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Dangerous comedy! Combative, volatile and constantly on the verge of exploding, Dwayne and Shanell Combrink are two halves of a typical South African working class couple. But beneath Dwayne’s angry
violent exterior lies the heartbreak that governs his attitude to life. Dwayne’s a man in mourning. Shanell believes that his current level of despair was sparked by the death of his childhood friend and work
partner, Jonas. In fact, the source of his mourning and anger lies far further back and goes far deeper. When the elegant and self-contained Namhle Gumede, born 16 June 1976, arrives on their doorstep, seeking answers to questions that have remained buried for 40 years, Dwayne and Shanell finally discover the truth. What starts as a smouldering, dark comedy turns into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations, rages and recriminations – suddenly the storm begins …
Written by and starring the multiple award winning, prolific playwright, Paul Slabolespszy, Charmaine Weir- Smith and Renate Stuurman, it is directed by Bobby Heaney, and boasts a stunning Greg King set design.
With thanks to The Market Theatre Foundation.