Don’t miss Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny at the Hexagon

Greig Coetzee’s Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny was one of only two Gold Standard Bank Ovation Award winners at the National Arts Festival this year. And now the show, which stars Craig Morris, will be staged at the Hexagon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus for one show only at 7.30 pm on July 31.

Where does Johnny Boskak fit in the new South Africa? Is he a white trash dinosaur? Or is he the last cowboy hero in boots and blue jeans? What we know is that he’s on the road, looking for love, redemption, an AK47 and the quickest way out of Secunda…

Morris stars in Greig Coetzee’s award-winning spin-off to White Men with Weapons! After the magical collaboration that birthed Blood Orange, Morris celebrates the creative genius that is Coetzee’s writing. Johnny Boskak is superb writing, blended with Morris’ inimitable physical performance style. Under Roslyn Wood-Morris’s empathetic theatrical eye this is theatre at its’ best! Not to be missed!

Tickets for the show are R100 (R90 concessions). Bookings: hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

Who is Craig Morris? 
Craig Morris is a versatile performing artist and educator who includes physical theatre, mime, contemporary dance and clowning in his repertoire of theatre and film performance, directing, teaching and choreographic skills. Morris is continuously involved in numerous educational, commercial and corporate productions as a physical performer, movement training specialist, classical and contemporary mime artist, script writer and director. He continues to premiere new, original theatre work, which educates and provokes critical thinking and innovation.

Who is Greig Coetzee? 
Greig Coetzee has worked as a writer, director and performer and has written for theatre, radio and television. He is best known for White Men with Weapons, but has written a number of other plays. His work has received over twenty South African Theatre Awards. He has received two Scotsman Fringe First Awards as well as The Stage Award for Best Actor, all on the Edinburgh Fringe. His BBC Radio Drama, Banana Republic, received a Radio Academy Award (2005). Highlights include seasons at the Lincoln Centre, New York; London’s Soho Theatre, The Traverse in Edinburgh and The English Theatre in Berlin.

Who is Roslyn Wood-Morris?
Roslyn Wood-Morris is passionate about education in the arts. Her strength lies in her ability to collaborate and she strongly believes in the voice of the performer as creator. In 2008 she won the Gauteng MEC award for Best Choreography for Bar Flies. Wood-Morris spent 18 years educating young adults in theatre at St Mary’s School and currently holds a post at Sacred Heart College as Head of Drama. She loves directing Morris in new productions. It’s a wonderful way to get her husband to listen to her when she tells him what to do!

Craig Morris in Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny.

Craig Morris in Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny.

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