PLAYTIME ANTICS | JOHANNESBURG | 2017
This is the fourth performance of Playtime Antics in collaboration with FTH:K. A Non-verbal show aimed at performing at Deaf and Hearing schools in South Africa, by an intergrated Deaf ad hearing team.
This show takes a look into the first school day of 3 very different School children. Penelop is a feisty, A-grade pupil, with a tendency to get over anxious. Zucchini is our regular nerd trying to fit in and keep everyone happy. Barbecue is our bully with a soft side. We follow the 3 characters from their morning routines at home, to maths class, to art class and the much awaited break time. Through the use of mime, magic and juggling, we watch how the three relate to each other and try to govern power through play. The show is very entertaining; as children are able to relate to ‘themselves’ on stage and also for teachers to have the opportunity to laugh at the politics of their learners. With strong themes of friendship, peer pressure and bullying also at play, teachers have viewed the production as a very educational tool for their learners.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES
“Our learners and staff have enjoyed a lot. The performance was very educational to us all. Please come again next-time.”
-Educator at Ekurhuleni School for the Deaf
“It was best wonderful funny enjoyable show. Thank you.”
-Learner at Filadelfia LSEN School
“It doesn’t mean that you’re deaf, you can’t do anything. What we saw today is even very educational play. That we who can hear can’t even do. Interesting, we wish them a very good future. Thanks to what they did.”
– Foster parent at Sunlight Safe House
“Die show was cool gewees en ek het dit baie geniet.”
– Gerbrend Fourie, Learner at Sonitus Skool vir Hardhoorendes
“It was fun and very marvelous.”
– Kgotlelelo Mosemeng, Learner at De Bruyn Primary
“It was an absolutely fabulous show and indeed for all ages. Our youngest was 3 yrs! The characters were very talented and kept everyone laughing the whole time! Great!”
– Educator at St Vincent’s School for the Deaf