Ysterolifantwaltz (Cape Town)
Sunday 4 September 20h30
Tuesday 6 September 21h00
Wednesday 7th September 18h30
After his beloved grandmother’s death, a man has to stare down the eyes of
the Wolf in his grandmother’s closet before he can finally say goodbye to
her. In this process he is enveloped and immersed in the disturbing and
complicated web of realities and illusions of his past, and he finds that
saying goodbye means having to renegotiate who we are. As the secrets of his past reveal themselves, this dark humoured story takes a sinister turn.
This interactive and disjointed story leads to a gut-wrenching conclusion.
A one man show with puppetry, mask work and mime.
OUMA/RED has just completed an English run in Durban at the MUSHO festival.
“Breaking down barriers and moving away from mainstream theatre
mechanisms, Sjaka Septembir set up structures that got one looking at the theatre venue with a new pouncing eye. He set up and broke down and bashed them apart, with an intensity that got strong reactions from audience members.” -
“Sjaka Septembir’s work is brilliant, disturbed, anarchic, alienated – and
sloppy. His piece Ouma will rise like the smell of something dead on the
wind just when you thought the wind had changed and it will make you sniff
“I am in awe of Sjaka Septembir, and take my hat off to him – it must take
guts to perform experimental theatre of the absurd kind, not knowing how
your audience will react (and quite frankly, not caring!)”
- Stavros Anthias