Inheriting dystopia

Andrew Laubscher and Anna-Mart van der Merwe in Swerfgoed.

Bauke Snyman’s Swerfgoed, performed in Afrikaans and directed by Tinarie van Wyk Loots, returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio stage, from Wednesday September 5 to September 22, at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Swerfgoed takes a dystopian view of heritage and sacrifice. Somewhere in the immediate future, water is the most expensive and precious resource. On an isolated, godforsaken stretch of land, at the Motel Stillewater – an ancient treasure is locked away. The peculiar (and funny) bunch of inhabitants who live here will not allow anyone to intrude and still waters run deep. As it becomes even scarcer and survival is threatened, people will do anything to get their hands on it, even commit murder.

Ticket prices range from R80 to R130.

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