THE HOMELESS ORCHESTRA
The Homeless Orchestra is a highly physical, dark comedy which tells the story of 'the homeless', a diverse group of misfits who have withdrawn from society to live on the road. The fragility of their idealistic lifestyle is exposed when they come across a fallen hero, a conductor who has lost his orchestra.
The Homeless Orchestra explores the tug-of-war between the group and the individual, and the price that must be paid for lightness of being.
Directed by Joanna Evans
Devised by the cast.
Featuring: Katherine Ten Velthuis, Dean Kriel, Gantane Kusch, Daniel Richards, Shariffa Ali, Esthie Hugo and Andrea Juries.
Price: R50 (Full) R25 (Students)
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 480 7129
(Only 70 seats available)
'If light-hearted old school clowning around is what you are looking for, then The Homeless Orchestra is a must-see piece of student theatre. With quick dialogue, jumps, rolls and silliness the drama students of the University of Cape Town pulled off a comedy that drew claps and laughs from the audience and even a standing ovation at the end.'
- Emily Corke, Arts & Entertainment
'impressive ensemble work by their phenomenal cast. Their piece had plenty of energy driving it forward.'
- Tysen Ngubeni, Rhodes Drama
'This quirky, offbeat and darkly comic tale, devised by the company and directed with panache by fellow student Joanna Evans, centres on a motley band of bohemian hobos who have voluntarily withdrawn from society for various reasons. When they knock over an orchestra conductor in their ramshackle car, divisions and conflict start to arise and they have to decide whether to imperil the unity of the group to help this stranger.'
- Christina Kennedy, Cue
'With its use of physical theatre, elements of comic book and soundscaping it is clear that the play is created with a clear understanding of mood and how to evoke it.'
- Qondiswa James, Arts Blog
'Wow, this is true'
- Fazel 'Boesman' Farreira
Homeless Orchestra - UCT