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​​​The Roodepoort Theatre is thrilled to announce the upcoming one-man show, “Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea". Written and performed by the esteemed Zane Meas, with visionary direction by Campbell Meas, this captivating production promises a journey into the vibrant life of the renowned author, Chris van Wyk.

Van Wyk, who sadly passed away in October 2014, was an award-winning and internationally published author. His work spanned poetry, children's and young adult books, short stories, and novels.

“Shirley, Goodness & Mercy: A Childhood Memoir" (2004) garnered critical acclaim, becoming a South African bestseller and shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. He followed this success with “Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch: A Memoir" (2010), another captivating exploration of his childhood.

Zane Meas, renowned for his versatility and depth, doesn't merely impersonate Van Wyk. He delivers a transformative performance, embodying the very essence of the author. This insightful portrayal promises to resonate deeply with audiences, offering a glimpse into Van Wyk's soul and celebrating the enduring power of storytelling.

Don't miss this unique theatrical event! “Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea" graces the Roodepoort Theatre stage from 28 June to 12 July 2024. Tickets are priced at R120 and expected to sell out quickly for this limited run. Secure your seat today to experience this unforgettable performance.

The Roodepoort Theatre is proud to host this compelling production, a celebration of storytelling and a tribute to the legacy of Chris van Wyk.


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