Song and Dance is playwright, writer, performer, director and blogger Megan Furniss’s latest creation for the stage. It was chosen as one of four in the comedy category of the PANSA (the performing Arts Network of South Africa) playwriting competition. This competition provides an excellent platform for writers to get their plays onto stage and to ‘see how they work’ with actors and a director, before it gets developed for a full production.
Song and Dance is a black comedy, set in one of South Africa’s big cities. Two bungling house robbers bite off more than they can chew when they are interrupted while robbing a trendy apartment in a ‘mixed development’ building. The twists and turns are unexpected and the robbers and victim end up realising that they have more in common than they thought possible.
Song and Dance pokes fun at crime, money and fame in the most in-your-face way.
This staged reading of Song and Dance is directed by Ntombi Makhutshi and performed by Anele Sithulweni, Deon Nebulane and Zondwa Njokweni.
Song and dance will be at 6pm on Saturday 19 May at The Magnet Theatre in Observatory. Tickets cost R30 (and R20 for paid-up PANSA members)