New play by Ashleigh Harvey coming to Cape Town
At the dawn of the Yugoslavian war, a South African photo journalist records a soon-to-be taboo love affair between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman. A love affair that has blossomed from the bud of a childhood friendship. But can love survive war? Can friendship survive Sarajevo?
Cheers to Sarajevo first premiered at the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, where it received excellent reviews. It is directed by Ashleigh Harvey (Funny Girl), assisted by Sven-Eric Muller (Funny Girl, West Side story, Cabaret) and stars Stephen Christopher Jubber (West Side Story, ANNIE), Aimee Mica Goldsmith (Warner Bros’ Blended, Othello, Equus), Alistair Moulton Black (King Lear, Sexual Perversity in Chicago) and Lamar Bonhomme (The Crown, High Rollers).
Cheers to Sarajevo hits the Alexander Bar on Strand Street from 26 June – 8 July, nightly at 7pm.Tickets cost R80 if booked online via https://alexanderbar.co.za/show/Cheers_to_Sarajevo/ or R120 at the door. Advance booking is recommended. Warning: Sex. Language. Violence. And some smoking.
What the media have had to say:
…a play that manages to portray the compromises we accept in order to survive extreme situations.‘ – The Critter
‘It’s a play that’s both simple and complex in its clear confrontation with the universal madness of war. And it won’t leave you untouched.‘ – Robyn Sassen
‘Judging by the way a full house audience was engaged with the play and gave it a rousing applause, I have no doubt that tonight’s work in progress performances were the seeds from which a very successful production will grow. Hats off to the young company.‘ – Ismail Mahomed – Artistic Director National Arts Festival.
Cheers to Sarajevo
26 June to 8 July at 19:00
The cast of Cheers to Sarajevo– L-R Stephen Christopher Jubber, Alistair Moulton Black, Aimee Mica Goldsmith and Lamar Bonhomme