Auditioning Angels is strictly protected by copyright.

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Uys should be applauded for tackling difficult subject matter and encouraging people to have the serenity to accept the things they cannot change, and the courage to tackle the things they can.

– Christina Kennedy,  The Citizen, 14 July 2003

Pieter-Dirk Uys's latest play proves that he is undoubtedly one of South Africa's greatest storytellers. It is set in one of the top hospitals in present-day Gauteng — where the sick and dying are neglected and facelifts receive priority. Usually regarded as a place of healing and shelter, it is turned into a war zone where a family is forced to face a past that has caused them to drift apart. During a time of reconciliation, infliction and reflection, Uys allows us to look at the realities we try to ignore, and lies we tend to cling to. It is not an easy journey, but never painful, occasionally slipping into razor-sharp wit. Uys brilliantly captures a human truth: despite our differences, there are moments that make us forget the worst and remember what it is like to smile.. We are all 'auditioning angels'; there is hope in our struggle to embrace our humanity and overcome the weaknesses that imprison us.

News24,  15 August 2003

... a rare treat ...

– Diane de Beer,  Pretoria News, 13 July 2003

Auditioning Angels is a theatrical gem  ... strikes at the heart of our contemporary society .... a pressure-cooker of emotions ... anyone with a shred of concern for the world they live in should expose themselves to this play.

– Aldrin Naidu,  Cape Argus, 18 August 2003