Selwyn & Gabriel

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16+ (ML)

Language: Eng
Director: Tara Notcutt
Written By: Richard Kaplan
Featured Artists: Kai Luke Brummer, Mbulelo Grootboom
Company: Richard Kaplan

“A poignant, tender piece of theatre …. funny and affirming.” – Robyn Cohen, Cape Times.

Selwyn & Gabriel by Richard Kaplan, writer of The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner is a magical modern mystery about two strangers with secrets.

Late at night, a young man is confronted in his own home by an enigmatic stranger. Something terrible has happened. What starts as a violent encounter evolves through the night into an intriguing journey of discovery about regret & real estate, flight & friendship, lies & integrity – and love, as Gabriel draws Selwyn into the truth – a truth that is both tender and terrifying.

The play, under the direction of Tara Notcutt, features Kai Luke Brummer as Selwyn and Mbulelo Grootboom as Gabriel. Both are award-winning actors who bring freshness and passion to their roles.

Selwyn & Gabriel is Richard Kaplan’s second play. His first play, The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner which was performed at the Alexander Bar and at the Cape Town Fringe Festival in 2016, was well received by the audience and critics for its humour, poignancy and quirkiness.

Story Consultant: Matthew Kalil
Photos: Jurie Senekal
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  1. Katypepper 29 June 2018 at 10:35 pm

    What better way to start the festival than with this witty but poignant piece of fascinating drama. It had you drawn to the two characters from the very beginning – as though you were privileged observers of a deeply private interlude in a person’s life. Beautifully acted, brilliantly written.

  2. erica.elk 1 July 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Absorbing production; excellent acting…

  3. francis_rogan 3 July 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Great play- kept us discussing it after the play. A clever twist at the end, which makes you relook at the whole play and keep discussing. Brilliant.

  4. cpswart 4 July 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Brilliant. Great entertainment

  5. arthur 5 July 2018 at 10:07 pm

    What wonderful acting in a most thought provoking piece of theater. Brilliantly written, directed and executed. A treat for theater lovers

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