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For Women’s Day, Pieter-Dirk Uys will be performing his show Desperate First Ladies. Expect to meet the likes of Redi Tlhabi, Lindiwe Mazibuko and Sindy Mabe.
THE second outing of Pieter-Dirk Uys’s Desperate First Ladies will take place at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, in celebration of Woman’s Day.


Pieter-Dirk Uys plays Evita in Desperate HousewivesPieter-Dirk Uys plays Evita in Desperate First LadiesThe comedy, running from 5 to 7 August, takes as its subject matter the current political state of South Africa.

Uys says Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, one of his most famous creations, will be chatting to a variety of powerful South African women.

And he will include “an Oprah Winfrey moment”, he says. “Evita will be chatting to various prominent South African women at each performance in a manner that promises to peel away their layers to reveal the humanity behind our country’s power-poppies.”

Redi Tlhabi, the 702 Talk Radio presenter, will be the first in the hot seat with Evita on Friday, 5 August.

On Saturday, it will be the turn of Lindiwe Mazibuko, the DA spokesperson and representative on rural development and land reform. And Sindy Mabe, the anchor on ETV’s Sunrise breakfast show will be Evita’s guest on Sunday.

She will also share the stage with other outspoken and iconic women from all walks of life: expect to meet “Cape Malay DA firebrand Mrs Peterson, rof bergie Wilhelmina Opklim and maybe former first lady of Libya, Madame Gaddafi”, he says.

“The play is designed to celebrate Women’s Day in a fabulously glamorous style.”

There will be much different in the latest outing compared to the previous shows, he says, because a lot has happened in the world of politics.

“Come and enjoy yourselves. Laugh at politicians because they are very funny. There is no reason to be angry at our politicians.”

Jewish-African princess Nowell Fine will appear in her full nasal twang glory and Evita’s sister, Bambi Kellermann, a former stripper will put in an appearance.

Desperate First Ladies had its first outing at the Lyric in 2010, again to celebrate Women’s Day.

National Women’s Day is held annually on 9 August. It commemorates 9 August 1956, the day more than 20 000 women from all races marched to the Union buildings in Pretoria to protest against apartheid pass laws.

Pass laws restricted the freedom of movement of black South Africans. The march was led by the likes of Albertina Sisulu and Helen Joseph.

Desperate First Ladies performances are at 8.30pm from Friday to Sunday. Tickets are R150 each from Computicket or the Lyric Theatre box office on 011 248 0000.

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