Vibrant. Entertaining. Moving. The Rhodes University Drama Department hosted the annual Innovations show. The student-driven show focused on dream sequences and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.
The annual Repertory Amateur Players Society (RAPS) Annual One-Act Play Festival has been tentatively cancelled this year due to a lack of sponsorship and funding.
Megan Godsell, the brain behind each year’s RAPS productions tweeted on 8 April, “Rapsters, this breaks every piece of my heart, but due to a lack of funding, Raps2013 is cancelled.”
Tayla Dreyer: Betti and the Yeti, the latest offering by Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company has played out to packed audiences from Grahamstown schools throughout the week.
Aimed at young children, the show created a vibrant innocent atmosphere very fitting to the school children who visited the Rhodes Theatre in their numbers.
In this production, the meek girl is transformed. She is manifested though the bold manoeuvres of a set of dancers that challenge the misconceptions of feminine vulnerability.
Joni Lindes: Spring Day was not just bursting with colour from the many flowers blooming on campus; the Hindu Student Society (HSS) Culture Show also filled Spring Day with a vibrant, colourful atmosphere at the 1820 Settlers Monument.
Vimbai Midzi: The Drama department has once again outdone itself with this year’s Young Director's Season attracting theatre lovers and addicts alike. Aimed at developing the directing abilities of the Honours students, the shows display their capability to be original, to analyse scripts and to present it in an accessible way to an audience.
On Friday 24 August, the “High on Life” Variety Show, was held in the Allan Webb Dining Hall, drawing to a close a week of residence exhibitions which sought to prove that fun can be had without abusing alcohol.
Hazel Meda: Some Wits students on bursaries can’t afford a healthy, balanced diet and survive on cheap, starchy foods like bread.
A group of students at the Wits School of Education has brought the problem of student hunger from the wings to centre stage.