THE Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse in Balgowan is hosting a performance of the superb one-woman play, A Girl Called Owl, at 7.30 pm on Friday, May 20.
The play, which stars Briony Horwitz (The Wild, Strike Back), forms part of the school’s gender-themed season, and explores issues of teenage identity and sexuality.
The play centres on Olivia, who arrives in the town with her Dad. She is the new girl, the quiet girl, the weird girl. Then she meets Kay, the girl with the scar…
Told in two parts, A Girl Called Owl begins with a new friendship in the heat of the Overberg summer between two ten-year-old girls, and finds them again six years later. It’s an honest picture of growing up different in the middle of nowhere; a story about climbing trees, punching boys and kissing girls. A story about growing up where nothing grows.
Briony performs Jon Keevy’s script under his direction with choreography by Fiona Du Plooy and music by Brydon Bolton.
The play premiered as Owl in 2012, receiving praise such as ‘Horwitz delivers an enchanting performance… moving and evocative.” (Cape Times); “… beautifully observed writing makes this piece totally delicious’ (Megan’s Head) and four stars from the Cape Argus.
Since then it has travelled all over South Africa to festivals like Arts Alive in Johannesburg and the Nieu Bethesda Festival. At the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013 it gathered more praise, including two five-star reviews and a nomination by Latest magazine as best international performance.
Tickets are: R100. Book with Angela Jonsson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033 234 1314. Please note their is a PG15 age restriction.