Durban’s theatre community to celebrate the life and career of Themi Venturas

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THE KwaZulu-Natal theatre community will be coming together on Tuesday, September 26 to celebrate the life and career of stalwart, Themi Venturas, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer two weeks ago.

Curtain Up will take place in the Playhouse Opera Theatre from 6 pm. The celebration will include performances, memories and tributes celebrating his life, featuring many of his colleagues and friends. Continue reading

Comedians, Aaron McIlroy, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins, to deliver ‘An Evening of Chemody’ to support Themi Venturas

Join John Vlismas, Aaron McIlroy and Jem Atkins in An Evening of Chemody at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, June 26 and help raise funds for theatre legend, Themi Venturas’ medical expenses. Continue reading

Powerful new play, ‘Lenny’, at Durban’s Playhouse

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Lenny – a powerful new play commemorating the life of former political activist Lenny Naidu – is to be staged in the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban from July 21 to 31.

Written and narrated by Jayshree Parasuramen, directed by Themi Venturas, and starring Rahul Brijnath, Lenny tells a moving human story about a man who gave his life for to the struggle for freedom of the people of South Africa.  Continue reading

Enjoy a romp through Durban’s history

Chante du Plessis as Vasco da Gama being henpecked by his wife Anna Maria (Sfundo Sosibo), in a scene from De Compleat Hstry of DBN (without the boring bits!) which is being staged by the students of the Department of Drama Studies at UKZN.

Chante du Plessis as Vasco da Gama being henpecked by his wife Anna Maria (Sfundo Sosibo), in a scene from De Compleat Hstry of DBN (without the boring bits!) which is being staged by the students of the Department of Drama Studies at UKZN.

ENJOY a high energy theatrical romp through the history of Durban in De Compleat Histry of Dbn (without the boring bits!), which is being staged by University of KwaZulu-Natal Drama and Performance Studies Students this week. Continue reading