Paul Slabolepszy’s latest play, Suddenly the Storm swept up three awards (nominated for six) at the Naledi Theatre Awards in Johannesburg last night (5 June), scooping the coveted Best New South African Script for Paul Slabolepszy, Best Theatre Set Design (Greg King) and Best Lighting Design (Wesley France) awards.
Cape Town audiences have the chance to catch this nail-biting play, fresh after winning these awards, when it opens in the city tomorrow night, 7 June at the Baxter Flipside.
CapeTalk host, John Maytham spoke to the leading character Paul Slabolepszy to talk more about this.
It has taken me five years to write this play and it has been well worth it.— Paul Slabolepszy – Actor and Play writer
Following its unprecedented success at the Market Theatre and the Theatre on the Square, this riveting drama runs at the Baxter until 8 July at 7.30pm nightly and selected matinees at 2pm.
John Kani came in to the dressing room in the market theatre after seeing it, in tears. He said this is a story of our country and we wept and hugged. You know we all are one!— Paul Slabolepszy – Actor and Play writer