Afrikaans season at Baxter

Antoinette Kellermann in As Die Broek Pas.

Antoinette Kellermann returns to the Baxter Flipside stage from tomorrow, Thursday November 3 to Saturday November 12 to perform her gripping one-woman play As Die Broek Pas, directed by Marthinus Basson and translated by multi award-winning writer Willem Anker from a work by the German playwright Manfred Karge – originally titled Jacke wie Hose.

The production, which is part of the Baxter’s Afrikaans season, has received eight top South African theatre awards and has been nominated for an additional six, winning, among others, four kykNET Fiëstas.

The play explores the life of a woman who, during Germany’s depression of the 1930s, disguises herself as a man after her husband’s untimely death and takes over his job at the factory where he used to work as a crane driver.

Her choice to masquerade as a man gives her important insights into being a woman.

Her bitter experience of her wasted life under the Nazi regime leaves her with many questions about society and about the traumatic era in which she is caught up.

As Die Broek Pas is staged at 8pm, with two 3pm matinees on the Saturdays. Book through Computicket. Ticket prices range from R80 to R120, with a discounted price of R150 for patrons who attend both productions. The discounted R150 ticket is only available at the Baxter Theatre Centre’s box office.

For discounted corporate or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or emailsharon.
ward@uct.ac.za or Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or email her at carmen.kearns@uct.ac.za during office hours.