Event Type: On Stage, Comedy
"Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen." L.A.TIMES
In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Before she even gave her name she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local comedian. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.
The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when crossdressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed - with relief.
Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face. There can only be one winner.
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Pieter-Dirk Uys, Evita Bezuidenhout
NO under 3s or babies on laps
Box Office Ticket Sales
Child (3 to 18 years): R130.00
1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
269 Mazisi Kunene Road, Durban, 4041, KZN, ZA
Venue on level ground with two special disabled parking bays outside the theatre entrance. Removable wheelchair seats in the back row of the theatre.
20 minutes before start of show
Important Venue Information
Please note that children under the age of 3 years will not be permitted into the theatre. Children ...
Ample secure parking available at the venue.
Food and refreshments in the theatre, photographic equipment, audio and video recording equipment.
Refreshments And Meals
Drinks, both alcoholic and soft, are available from the bar. Tea, coffee, cake and sweets available from the coffee shop.
Tickets can be collected from the theatre box office which opens 1 hour before start of show.However ...