Afrikaans

A waitress’s lament

AFRIKAANS RADIO THEATRE REVIEW: SJARRAP EN EET JOU KOS!

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TOO many happy meals? Photograph courtesy http://www.happynickel.com

IF YOU DIDN’T hear Radio Sonder Grense’s delightful Afrikaans-radio drama offering a contemplation on the vagaries of being a waiter, a couple of years ago, or even if you did, there’s a treat awaiting you this Thursday evening. The programme directors in their wisdom are rebroadcasting Sjarrap en eet jou kos!, a portrait of the hospitality industry in Afrikaans-speaking South Africa, like no other.

It’s a witty, cheeky and well-constructed work which is also, in a curious way, a paean to this world’s service industry, particularly at this complicated time of lockdown.

  • Sjarrap en eet jou kos! (Shut up and eat your food) is written by Ilné Fourie. Directed by Eben Cruywagen, and featuring technical input by Cassi Lowers, it is performed by Gina Assanté, Susanne Beyers, Ludwig Binge, Roeline Daneel, Martelize Kolver, Leon Kruger and Chris Majiedt. It debuted on RSG in November 2016 and is presented this evening, April 16 at 8pm. It will be rebroadcast on April 20 at 1am in RSG’s Deurnag programme. It is also available on podcast: www.rsg.co.za.
  • RSG can be found on 100-104FM, on DStv channel 913 or live on http://web.sabc.co.za/digital/player/1.0/rsg/index.html#listenLiveTab

 

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