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#HeTwo: Evita Exposed!

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Reviews of #HeTwo: Evita Exposed! in Cape Town — August-September 2019

 

***** Evita is incomparable and so is PDU. They feed off each other. It’s thrilling to see them heckle each other on stage. Don’t miss this extraordinary show by the incomparable, legendary Pieter-Dirk Uys –- as himself and as he steps into the skins of real and un-real figures. Do not miss.

– Robyn Cohen, The Cape Robyn, 5 September 2019

 

Jy is vasgevang deur die gebeure op die verhoog en nie een keer kry jy die begeerte om op jou selfoon te loer nie. Ek het die humor verwag, maar die hoop vir die toekoms waarmee ek uitgestap het, het my onkant betrap. Ek met 'n ligter hart uitgestap.

– Cliffordene Norton, Litnet, 5 September 2019

 

It is classic Pieter-Dirk Uys and classic Evita Bezuidenhout: thought-provoking, funny, from the heart and on point with the current popular conversation. A great show with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs.

– Faeron Wheeler, Broadway World, 4 September.2019

 

The comedian’s ingenuity as well as his gift for the unexpected are the chief strengths of #HeTwo: Evita Exposed! With enviable aplomb, he constructs and deconstructs his alter ego before our eyes. What could be more subversive? Or more delightfully thought-provoking? Or more typically PDU?

– Beverley Brommert, Theatre Scene Cape Town, 30 August 2019

 

During this retrospective we see Evita being honoured and adored, The role Uys and Evita have played in our country’s history is indisputable.

– Bianca Coleman, Eat.Play.Drink Cape Town, 2 September 2019

 

In #HeTwo: Evita exposed! Uys reflects on his 38 year-long relationship with Evita, the amazing people she/he has met, and the adventures they’ve had along their journey together.

– Sheila Chisholm, Weekend Special, 31 August 2019

 

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Reviews of #HeTwo in Johannesburg — August 2019

 

Watching Uys at work gives you goosebumps. He is a master of the give and take of political nuance, interjecting barbs so bright and sharp that you don’t see them coming, with fierce and earth-shattering repartee that, rather than pulling punches, perfumes them.

– Robyn Sassen, My View, 11 August 2019

 

Uys entertains with savvy satire, up-to-date observational humour, quick costume changes and spot-on impressions, but if you laugh and then simply leave, you’ve missed the point. #HeTwo clearly displays how far South Africa has moved forward during Uys’ career, but it also illustrates how much work there still remains to do. Get to it.

– Bruce Dennill, Artsvark, 3 August 2019

 

#HeTwo features the inimitable Pieter-Dirk Uys and his world famous alter-ego Evita Bezudenhout sharing the stage. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy Lady, created with masterly style. A class act.

– Peter Feldman, Artslink, 2 August 2019

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