Are you a budding theatre producer or wanting to get into the field? What is needed to get into the field and why would someone go into this as their business?
and we find out more about the role of a Producer and their key involvement in this latest production, Star+Crossed.
Abrahamse & Meyer Productions and VR Theatrical join forces to present the world première of a thrilling new musical, Star+Crossed, inspired by the life of one of South Africa’s most eccentric daughters, Elizabeth Klarer, at the Artscape Arena from 9 – 31 December 2022.
Klarer gained fame and notoriety during the height of apartheid with her incredible claim that she was abducted by an Alien from the foothills of the Drakensberg, transported to his Utopian planet in the Alpha Centauri System, where she bore him a son, before returning to earth, to spread his message of love, compassion, and his urgent call to protect our planet and find more sustainable ways of living here on earth.
Spanning almost nine decades, from 1910, with the formation of the Union of South Africa, until 1994, when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Star+Crossed explores how we use stories and fantasies to transmute a dark, barren world into something more meaningful, mythic, and beautiful.
The musical, with book and lyrics by Marcel Meyer and music by Wessel Odendaal, centres on two unlikely people finding each other in extraordinary circumstances while forging a profound connection that transcends, time, space, and South Africa’s oppressive apartheid laws.
An interstellar love story for the ages with a lush, romantic, original score that is bound to transport audiences to the stratosphere and beyond.
Librettist and co-producer Marcel Meyer explains: “At its heart, Star+Crossed celebrates the power of storytelling. Which stories we choose to tell, how we tell them and why. We are excited to share this unique and powerful story with theatre lovers in the Mother City. Star+Crossed not only brings to life a brand-new, proudly South African narrative, it also showcases the talent of some of the top industry professionals currently working in the theatre sector.”
For more information, watch the Promotional Video