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Hannes van Wyk's one-man show "Back on Stage"

Sê Groete Vir Ma
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Theatre enthusiasts can look forward to a third drama that will be “back on stage” in July as part of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK)'s online festival in 2021. 

The ever-popular actor and Kwêla presenter Hannes van Wyk’s one-man show
Sê groete vir Ma, made possible by Spar, can now also be enjoyed in the comfort of viewers’ homes. In this filmed drama, Van Wyk plays the role of Reghardt Roberts van Aswegen, whose entire life revolves around his mother.

Written by Desiré Gardner with Sandra Prinsloo as director, this drama combines laughter and tears. The bond between a mother and her child, their life’s journey together, the pain and inevitability of growing old, and how we can sometimes defend our biggest mistakes, because they were made out of love, are explored. 

Sê groete vir Ma tells the story of Reghardt’s formative years (a sensitive child who grows up on a farm and must make sense of becoming, and being a man at an early age), his father, his not-so-smart brother Dewaldt and his feather-footed chicken, Knoop, who taught him about death, and the pain and humiliation associated with being a teenager.

The work is described as a lump-in-the-throat, tongue-in-cheek look at things most people can identify with, and ultimately the one thing that binds us all: the tick-tock of the clock that spares no one the reality of aging (and illness). This is a story for every member of the family.

Renowned theatre reviewer Paul Boekkooi describes the production as a human drama that captures audiences from the first to the last scene.  

Tickets forSê groete vir Ma cost R150 with a 10% discount to ATKV and Kliek members. It is available in the KKNK’s virtual theatre at kknk.co.za from Thursday 15 July to Sunday 15 August. Buy your ticket at Quicket (https://qkt.io/SegroetevirMa). The production is suitable for the whole family, but parental guidance is advised.

The KKNK is supported by Absa (main sponsor) and Media24 (founding sponsor), with further support by the Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds, the Oudtshoorn Municipality, BASA, DCAS, RSG, VIA and Netwerk24.