Thirty years after performing “ADAPT OR DIE” in the National Theatre of Namibia – Pieter Dirk Uys returns to the NTN with “ADAPT OR FLY”
‘Adapt or Fly’ is coming to Namibia after sold-out seasons in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Durban last year!
The most famous white woman in South Africa, Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, leads a company of characters that include Julius ‘Juju’ Malema, former apartheid minister Pik Botha, Kugel Nowell Fine, Mrs Petersen from the Cape Flats, the old Krokodil PW Botha, Madiba and our dancing First Citizen Zuma, all to put a smile on your face.
In a time of worldwide depression, recession, fear and anger, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us?
Thirty years ago Uys started his total onslaught against careless, corrupt and unacceptable politics with many visits to Windhoek with shows that reflected much of SWA’s politics too. Apartheid might officially be dead today, but the careless, corrupt and unacceptable political crooks and clowns are still dancing centre-stage.
‘Adapt or Fly’ is a personal political comedy-trek along a familiar long tiptoe to freedom, through the minefields of racism and sexism that have always made up the tarmac of our political freeway. Laughter at fear has always been Uys’s trademark, from the darkness of his first one-man show in 1982 ‘Adapt or Dye’, to the dazzling kaleidoscope of rainbow colours in this 2013 show ‘Adapt or Fly’.
It is said when history repeats itself, it can take tragedy and turn it into farce. So banish the blues. Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams. As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future.
The show will be at the National Theatre of Namibia:
29, 30, 31st August 2013 @ 20h00 with a matinee on Saturday, 31st of August 2013 @ 14h00