‘Another One’s Bread’ - Cape Town Premier

Tags: mike van gran, bread, food security, funerals, food politics, AFDA Theatre, Pamela Nomvete

Venue: AFDA Theatre, Observatory, Cape Town

Dates: 1 - 9 December 2017 (except Sunday 3 December)

Time: 20h00


Another One’s Bread explores various themes related to hunger in the context of the relationships between four women – a retired teacher, a writer, an estate agent and an unemployed young woman.  Like every other theme in South Africa, hunger intersects with a range of other issues – gender, class, apartheid’s spatial geographies, education and corporatisation of services to name but a few.  What keeps these disparate women together is their membership of THE SUBSTITUTES, a group of professional mourners, hired to provide mourning or mourning-related services at funerals. 

Another One’s Bread is a dark comedy that takes its title from the Afrikaans expression “een man se dood is ‘n ander man se brood” (one person’s death is another person’s bread”.  Commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape, the play is directed by Pamela Nomvete and features Faniswa Yisa, Chuma Sopotela (recently announced as the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for “Performance Art”), Motlatji Ditodi and Awethu Hleli. 

This play promises to entertain and provoke during this short Cape Town run from 1 – 9 December 2017 (except for Sunday 3 December) at the AFDA Theatre, 228 Lower Main Road, Observatory at 20h00 nightly. The play heads to the Market Theatre in January 2018.

Tickets and info:

Seating at the AFDA Theatre is unreserved and since the theatre is not linked to a ticketing agency, tickets (R100 each) may be purchased at the door (cash only) or by making an electronic transfer to MVG Productions, Standard Bank, 070331871. As a reference, use your name and the date of the performance for which you have booked e.g. P. Nomvete 4 Dec. (From the amount paid, we will see the number of tickets purchased). Alternatively, you may book by sending an email to mikevgee@gmail.com with your name, the date of the performance you would like to attend, and the number of tickets required, and then pay on arrival. As an option, also include your mobile number for more immediate communication. Should you make an EFT as above, you may also send an email to confirm your payment and details of your booking.