Two to Tango
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Andrew Stark and Liza Boyle have been married for twenty-one years. And it shows. Apart from coping with the daily stresses of raising their two teenaged daughters, looming mid-life crises and economic stresses, they continue to be confounded in their quest for the ultimate South African accessory… a black friend. Two To Tango is a comedy-drama about a superficially liberal white couple negotiating post-Apartheid challenges. Should they have jumped on that gravy train after all? Is it easier to broker a BEE deal than date night? Paul du Toit and Sue
Diepeveen perform in this remake of Mike van Graan’s 2006 full-length play. Under direction by Ira Blanckenberg, this rendition explores how decades later, there still lacks genuine change in the New South Africa. Andrew and Liza’s relationship mimics our fraught political climate and highlights the effort required of both parties for a coherent community.