THE TABLE

Four children re-unite with their mother over a Friday night meal where a world of love, sibling rivalry, confused genetics, domesticity, tradition and, of course, food... is unveiled. Funny and deeply moving, this is a journey into the very heart of a family redefined by the South African existence.




Ensemble

 
Conceived and Directed by: Sylvaine Strike
Written in collaboration with: Craig Higginson, Sylvaine Strike and the full acting company
Music: Sam Sklair, Dan Selsick Set Design: Chen Nakar, Sasha Ehlers
LX Design: Nomvula Molepo Costume Design: Brian Webber, Sylvaine Strike
Stage Manager: Thunyelwa Rachwene  
Cast: Annabel Linder, Brian Webber, Janet Hampton Carpede, Karin van der Laag, Khabonina Qubeka, William Harding

Naledi Award Nominations 2011:

Best New South African Script (Musical or Play)
Best Ensemble Production/Cutting Edge
Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (Play): Annabel Linder
Best Musical Director / Score / Arrangement: Sam Sklair and Dan Selsick
Best Theatre Lighting Design: Nomvula Molepo
Best Theatre Set Design: Chen Nakar and Sasha Ehlers

Reviews:

"enchantment, commitment to truth and generous collaboration" "extraordinary story to tell"
Robyn Sassen, Jewish Report Christina Kennedy, Business Day
   
"Freely mixing humor with heartache" "a dreamy pace that references Chagall's floating elders and lovers"
Peter Feldmann, Artslink Matthew Krouse, Mail & Guardian
"this innovating and moving production is spellbinding." "move you to tears, make you laugh, shock you and ultimately give you some food for thought"
Theresa Eldmann, Cue Clayton Swanepoel, The New Age

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Photographer:Ruphyn Coydzer