Letters from Sive – a Theatre in Education piece produced by UCT and arepp:Theatre for Life targets young learners between the ages 4 and 12. UCT, winners of the 2012 Student Theatre Festival was commissioned by the National Arts Festival to create a production that will raise awareness about the functions of the South African Post Office.
The story, devised under the direction of Gordon Bilbrough, revolves around Sive who has to leave her bestest best friend Murray to go stay with her Gogo in the Eastern Cape for the ‘whooooole holiday’. However, once there, Sive misses Murray terribly and is so unhappy being unable to share the experiences she has on Gogo’s farm with her best friend. So Gogo suggests she writes Murray a letter, introducing Sive to a new and interesting world: letter writing and the post office.
Letters from Sive reminds audiences about the activity of sending and receiving letters and the warm feeling that is synonymous with receiving a letter, as well as encouraging them to utilise the numerous services offered by the South African Post Office. Sponsored by the South African Post Office, Letters from Sive, will premiere at the Festival as part of the Arts Encounter programme. It will reach out to children in various communities in and around Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape. The production will be presented in Cape Town at the Fresh From Fest festival after its season in Grahamstown.
The Little Theatre will host the once off production on Saturday, 6 July at 11am.
Bring the kids – or your imagination – to this incredible production.
The event is free, but first come first serve – please RSVP to Lungi on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/07/letters-from-sive-free-entry/