KLARA MAAS SE HART IS GEBREEK, ensomeer: DIE VOEISTOF TRILOGIE. Written and directed by Wessel Pretorius. Performed by Wessel Pretorius and David Viviers. Alexander Bar and Theatre.
MEGAN FURNISS reviews
Finally, I got to see Klara Maas se Hart is Gebreek, ensomeer: Die Vloeistof Trilogie at the Alexander Bar last night, after hearing amazing things about it, and it totally lived up to the hype.
Wessel Pretorius writes, directs and performs alongside David Viviers, in this very odd, completely charming, absolutely theatrical trilogy. Three very original short stories about a teardrop, two drops of blood and a sperm cell are given the refreshing treatment of poetic and physical enlivenment and it is hilarious, heart-warming and such total fun.
My Afrikaans is not perfect, and the words fly at a pace so I didn’t catch every single one of them, but I think that made it even better, because I was witnessing the wonder of every single prop that surrounded the stage being used, the hilarious and perfect slapstick, the amazing chemistry between Wessel and David, the mastery of the story telling and magic of live performance.
I loved every single one of the 65 minutes and am still replaying my best moments in my mind. I loved Klara and her terribly dour heartthrob, I loved the bull in the Spanish matador story, I loved the sex and violence moment, I loved the confetti, I adored the sperm who wanted to fly.
I am surprised that this short run isn’t completely sold out already. Hurry up Cape Town. You have a week to go.
What: Klara Maas se Hart is Gebreek
Where and when: Alexander Bar and Theatre until 25 November 2017