Sunday, 6 November 2011

Good Times and Saying Goodbye

Guy Fawkes, that infamous night of the year, provided an excellent closing for The Pink Couch's new baby; Mafeking Road. It was one of those nights in Cape Town where many different shows seemed to converge on their closing nights all at the same time. In Kalk Bay, Shirley Kirschman closed off her hilarious though sadly under-appreciated show; Catch.
At The Fugard, Klaasvakie bid a particularly emotional farewell to one of South Africa's greats in Wilna Snyman who will likely never be seen again on stage. Those who did get to see this production can be assured that they were a part of something really quite special. Great actors and actresses such as Snyman are one in a million and to be able to share in the last hurrah of such legends through the masterful direction of Martinus Basson and the delicate guidance of Hugo Theart should not be taken for granted.
As The Pink Couch we would like to add our deepest respect and thanks to Wilna for what she has added to South African theatre and film/television over the years. 
As for our own closing night; it was really rather special. Besides having sold out (our 4th sell out night of 5 for this week) it was also a particularly special friend of The Pink Couch's birthday. Caitlyn Lewis, Mat Lewis' sister chose our closing night to host her 22nd birthday bash and brought along a whole host of awesome people to share in the evening's festivities. A post show braai and many visits to The Intimate Bar ensued to ensure that 5 November 2011 was exactly what it should have been; a celebration of another successful Pink Couch production coupled with a rather special gathering of loved ones, acquaintances, and people newly met. (Pictures to follow soon)
As for Mafeking will return we promise! Watch this space, as well as out twitter feed and facebook page for more info. 
Apart from the awesomeness that is Bosman, 2012 also holds some other tantalizing prospects for The Couch and we would love it if you'd join us for the ride. So keep one eye firmly fixed on our fine upholstery for all the latest news. 

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