Political puppets

The Cast of Save the Pedestals.

The production Save the Pedestals, an artistic collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre, Handspring Puppet Company and Halle Puppet Theatre, makes its African debut at the Baxter Flipside, for four performances only, from, today, Thursday March 28 to Saturday March 30.

This follows its world premiere in Halle, Germany, last year.

The South African creative team behind the production have combined their collective skills to bring to life the narrative, which is based on writer Ivan Vladislavi’s short story, under the direction of choreographer and director, Robin Orlyn and features puppets by the Handspring Puppet Company, led by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones.

The work is filled with slapstick humour as it pokes fun at heroes that have fallen from grace.

It follows the adventures of two struggle comrades, Comrade A and Ma Z, who find themselves in a world of public monuments that have passed their sell-by dates.

They wander around Johannesburg, sharing their recent dreams as they contemplate the disappearance of historical monuments.

Tickets cost from R150 to R190. Book through Webtickets.

For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or email sharon.ward@uct.ac.za