Mary Watson's Jungfrau
Director: Jade Bowers
Adapted By: Ameera Patel
Company: Festival Theaterformen (Germany)
Presented in partnership with Festival Theaterformen (Germany)
Based on the Caine prize-winning short story from Mary Watson’s collection called Moss, this is a performance work about families and the secrets that they hide.
Set in Redhill, Cape Town, before the forced removals, we take a look behind ‘closed doors’ and uncover one family’s secrets. All of the characters strive to live by their own unique versions of morality but their reliance and desperate need for each other complicates matters. Evelyn, a young girl longing for her mother’s attention and time, finds herself idolising her aunt Jessica and wanting to please her father, Stephen. Stephen and Jessica try to comfort Evelyn but the lines get crossed and the sins start to boil over…
- Jade Bowers was the 2017 Naledi award winner for best director and 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre.