Megan Young as MARK

Francesco Nassimbeni’s The Domain

Megan Young as MARK
The Domain is a genre-defying new play by Fleur du Cap nominee Francesco Nassimbeni. Using material generated by a young cast of six, Nassimbeni is serving up a hyper-modern mash-up of original song, dance, narrative and poetry with costumes by Richard De Jager.

 

The plot: Six characters seeking refuge from themselves stumble upon a new territory – The Domain. Their histories erased, they start inventing new ways to be. Hidden agendas, secret fears, recurring dreams – these are the raw materials of The Domain’s architecture. An adventure that traverses time and space, The Domain asks ‘who are you?’ in a voice you have never heard before.

 

Nassimbeni on the work:

 

“One of my inspirations was Juliet Jenkin’s impressive but little-known play SPRAWL. Her use of chorus and poetic forms in the play struck me as a way of freeing up the dramatic act, giving the piece larger scope, fewer confines.

 

I also knew that I wanted a striking visual, and for this I turned to fashion’s own l’enfant terrible, Richard De Jager, to create an aesthetic. Using elements of his range PWHOA, Richard has conceived an original costume design encompassing his trademark knitwear, antique dance apparel and cast-offs provided by the cast.”

 

View the trailer HERE.

 

Production details:

 

With Carol-Ann Jantjies
Julian Jansen

Lauren Joseph
Hadley Erasmus
Florance Vermeulen
and
Megan Young

 

Costume design Richard De Jager

 

Piano Shaun Acker

 

ARENA THEATRE UCT
Orange st, Cape Town

Mon 25 July 7pm
Tue 26 July 7pm
Wed 27 July 7pm

 

THEATRE in the DISTRICT
106 Chapel st, District Six

Fri 29 July 8pm
Sat 30 July 8pm
Sun 31 July 5pm

 

R40

 

To book:
sms 084 679 0616

or

Tickets available at door.

 

Megan Young as MARK 2

Hadley Erasmus as TELFORD

Florance Vermeulen as MOLE

 



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