Grahamstown: Hard-living vaginas, videos and more

2008-07-01 14:11
 
Show Reviews
Hard living vaginas, failed comedy, infidelity, and stuff people said. No, it's not reality TV... it's Channel24's online coverage of the National Arts Festival.

STUDENT DRAMA
It's A Hard Life When You Have a Vagina
Written and directed by Shona Johnson
The cast try their best to sell their characters to the audience, but with over-the-top facial expressions, messy dance routines and badly-timed dialogue, they've mucked it up so badly I'll never watch another student production ever again. Read the full Vagina review here. - Megan Kakora

COMEDY
Swazi
Director: Rob Van Vuuren
A flop of a comedy, Mark Elderkin pulls out every cliché in the book and regurgitates them while incessantly tucking his hair behind his ear and slurping water down after every painful attempt at humour. The show is weak and the best part was is final bow. Recommended for anyone looking for a warm place to nap, and don't worry - the "Swazi" will put you to sleep.
- Natalie Sineke FILM
Cold Heaven
Director: Nicolas Roeg Sin, deceit, infidelity and the undead. Yep, the undead. Nicolas Roeg densely wraps up all these elements in the constructs of a thriller. Theresa Russell is cast as a cheating wife, who is visited by the apparition of the Mother Mary. The Virgin tells her to "rebuild the sanctuary". As the film's convoluted plot unravels, a strong religious subtext emerges. If you're not a fan of Roeg's intricate storytelling techniques, give Cold Heaven a miss. But it's a must-watch for all potentially deceitful spouses.
- Megan Kakora


Overhead in Grahamstown

The same thing everyone says every year...
"The festival seems very quiet this year" - cab driver.

The same thing Rob Van Vuuren says every year...
"No we've had good numbers. It's been going great." - Rob Van Vuuren


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