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AT EVITA SE PERRON

Celebrating Our 21st Year in Darling

 

The Autumn season includes

Adapt or Fly, An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish!,

An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout, Evita’s Freedom Day,

Evita’s Human Rights, Evita’s Workers’ Day, PDU Unpowdered

and Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

 

Check www.evita.co.za for specific dates and times

Book with Beryl on 022 492 3930 or email  bookings@evita.co.za 

 

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UYS ON TOUR

22 March-9 April – Montecasino Studio Theatre, Johannesburg

The Echo of a Noisemore informationreviewsphotosBook

 

10-14 April – Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn

Aan tafel met Evita Bezuidenhoudtmore informationBook

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18 & 19 April – Die Boer, Durbanville

Tannie Evita Praat Kaktusmore informationBook 18thBook 19th

 

28 April – Suidoosterfees 2017, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

Weerklink van ‘n Wanklankmore informationreviewsphotosBook

 

3 May – Jewish Museum, Berlin

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Book: +49 (0)30 25 993 488 or reservierung@jmberlin.de

 

8 May – State of the Rainbow, a Dinner with Evita Bezuidenhout

Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, London

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NOBODY’S DIED LAUGHING

A Journey with Pieter-Dirk Uys

 

In cinemas nationwide from 29 July 2016

and to be released on DVD in early 2017

 

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STUKKE TEATER

Selle ou Storie • Karnaval • Die van Aardes van Grootoor • Panorama • Die Vleiroos

 

Hierdie bundel bevat vyf van Pieter-Dirk Uys se Afrikaanse dramas wat by verskyning aandag getrek het oor Uys se se satiriese uitbeelding van en kritiek op die apartheid-stelsel, nl. Selle ou storie, Karnaval, Die Van Aardes van Grootoor, Panorama en die Die vleiroos. Die selle ou storie en Karnaval is destyds deur die Publikasieraad verbied.

 

“"Uys is enig in sy soort, ’n man wat in ’n tyd toe monde gesnoer is, nie bang was om te skryf wat geskryf moes word nie."

          – Ilza Roggeband, Die Burger    

 

Published by Human & Rousseau and available at fine bookshops throughout South Africa,

as well as at Evita se Perron

 

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AFRICAN TIMES

A white comedy or a black tragedy? Whose side will you find yourself on?

 

Pieter-Dirk Uys's latest play, African Times, is now available for sale

at Evita se Perron

and can also be found in this website's Play Texts section

 

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PANORAMA

For twenty-four hours in 1987, Sibi Makhale is allowed to visit her dying father in the maximum security prison of Robben Island.  The daughter of banned parents, Sibi comes face to face with two suspicious and frightened white Afrikaans schoolteachers resident on the island. It will prove to be a life-changing experience for all of them. Over two decades later, Sibi returns to the island – now a World Heritage Site – with her two born-free sons. It is an attempt at closure for her, an adventure for her boys, and for the reader, a remarkable journey back from the dark past. Panorama celebrates the people who, through their shared passion for a beloved country, managed to communicate and even laugh with each other in spite of fear, guilt and prejudice.  This story about South Africa’s yesterday and today is inspired by Pieter-Dirk Uys’s internationally acclaimed play of the same name.

 

“Past and present collide with explosive results — and a whole lot of unexpected humour.”

– Jane Vorster, YOU    

 

Published by Missing Ink and available at fine bookshops throughout South Africa,

as well as at Evita se Perron

 

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PIETER-DIRK UYS eBOOKS

available for Kindles, iPads and other devices at  Exclusive Books, Amazon, takealot

and other etailers

 

PANORAMA

Robben Island revisited: Pieter-Dirk Uys’s incisive and moving new novel that updates his remarkable early play of the same name, which was first performed in 1987.

 

“Past and present collide with explosive results — and a whole lot of unexpected humour.”

– Jane Vorster, YOU     

 

A PART HATE A PART LOVE — The Legend of Evita Bezuidenhout

When the history of apartheid is ever written, the wife of the National Party MP for Laagerfontein will have her own chapter.  

Here is her story, the truth and the spin, the sublime and the ridiculous.

The story of a woman. The story of a nation. The story of our lives.

 

“Pieter-Dirk Uys helped us keep our sanity. Poking fun at the absurdities of our way of life, he undermined apartheid and was a hilarious part of our glorious liberation struggle. He pricked our various bubbles and here we are today. A Part Hate A Part Love is vintage acerbic Uys. Thank God He made Uys get us to laugh at ourselves.”

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

NEVER TOO NAKED — A Thrilling Tale of Love, Lust, Loss and Life

Bambi Kellermann (sister and worst nightmare of Evita Bezuidenhout) reveals all in her

gloves-off, bra-down memoir, written with the assistance of Pieter-Dirk Uys   

Her story features, among others, Marlene Dietrich, Ava Gardner, The Beatles, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Nelson Mandela and Evita  Bezuidenhout as herself.

“The narrative is so real that you have to keep reminding yourself that Bambi is a figment of imagination … but she’s certainly very real in this book.  A fascinating read!”

– Caroline Smart, Artsmart

 

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP: A Memoir of Acting and Reacting  

In this funny, witty and poignant memoir, Uys takes us on a journey through his life in the theatre — and the theatre in his life.

 

“Absorbing, often delicious reminiscences. Uys's career is one of the most engaging stories of the recent South African past.”

– Derek Wilson, Cape Argus

 

ELECTIONS & ERECTIONS: A Memoir of Fear and Fun   

This is a book about journeys, both geographical and personal, a document of Pieter-Dirk Uys’s love affair with South Africa and its people. Frank and controversial, hilarious and humane, Elections & Erections expresses his passion and anger towards present circumstances and his hope and optimism for the future.

 

“Scathingly brilliant, disarmingly self-revealing, refreshingly honest and deliciously un-PC!”

– Caroline Smart, Artsmart

 

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THE MERRY WIVES OF ZUMA

a play about lies, love, lust and the longing for a better life

inspired by a Rainbow Nation and William Shakespeare’s play

   The Merry Wives of Windsor

 

“Artistic endeavours of this kind can make a valuable contribution to a nation’s sociopolitical discourse. At the core of this farce is a theme similar to the one underlying the Bard’s work: a niggling sense that the affluent political elite is hopelessly out of touch with the working class and the poor, whose interests they claim so grandly to represent. Judging from the robust laughter of recognition the piece elicited, it definitely strikes a chord.”

– Christina Kennedy, Business Day

 

The Merry Wives of Zuma is available for sale at Evita se Perron

and can also be found in this website's Play Texts section

 

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NEVER TOO NAKED

A Thrilling Tale of Love, Lust, Loss and Life – reviews

 

Bambi Kellermann (sister and worst nightmare of Evita Bezuidenhout) reveals all

in her gloves-off, bra-down memoir,

written with the assistance of Pieter-Dirk Uys

 

“The narrative is so real that you have to keep reminding yourself that Bambi is a figment of imagination … but she’s certainly very real in this book.  A fascinating read!”

– Caroline Smart, Artsmart

Published by Zebra Press and available at fine bookshops throughout South Africa,

as well as at Evita se Perron

 

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THE PIETER-DIRK UYS DVD COLLECTION 

 

Pieter-Dirk Uys has been commenting on South Africa, its politics and people since 1980.

His collection of work is available on DVD at major outlets in South Africa, as well as at Evita se Perron and the Darling Spar.

 

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Adapt or Dye (1982, released on DVD in 2012)

Blast from the Past  (1982/1986)

Farce about Uys  (1983)

Skating on Thin Uys  (1985)

The Great Comedy Trek  (1992)

Dekaffirnated  (1999)

Foreign Aids  (2002)

The End is Naai  (2004)

Darling!  The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story  (2006)

Evita for President  (2008)

Elections & Erections (2009)

Kyk Net vir Tannie (2015)

 

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EVITA'S KOSSIE SIKELELA and EVITA SE KOSSIE SIKELELA

*winner of the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbooks Award for Best Easy Recipes Book *

 

"This delightful cookbook [is] a unique collection of mainly South African recipes and some others, lovingly presented."

– Sophia Loren

 

EVITA’S BOSSIE SIKELELA and EVITA SE BOSSIE SIKELELA

 

“With someone full of so many wonderful surprises, I’m sure we can all expect the same from her cookbook.”

– Charlize Theron

 

Both cookbooks are published by Umuzi/Random House and are available at fine bookshops throughout South Africa, as well as at Evita se Perron

 

20% of all sales of Kossie Sikelela and Bossie Sikelela benefit  The Darling Trust

 

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HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL HISTORY WITH PIETER-DIRK UYS

 

Evita se Perron has the most extensive museum/nauseum on apartheid in the world.

Apartheid is now being taught in schools and there are no objective books.

The "born frees" (those born after 1994) cannot understand the madness, the monsters or the facts. Bring them to the Perron and let PDU take them through his version of history, laced with humour, but based on reality and pretty close to the truth.

 

Phone Diana on 022 492 2831 or email  admin@evita.co.za

 

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THE DARLING TRUST NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

 

Join PDU and Tannie Evita in supporting the work of The Darling Trust.

To learn more, please visit  www.thedarlingtrust.org

 

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