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ADAPT OR FLY - PIETER-DIRK UYS
 
Saturday 14 October 18:00
Sunday 15 October 15:00
 

Pieter-Dirk Uys on stage with his satirical cluster of icons and aikonas: from DF Malan, through Strydom, Verwoerd, Vorster, Botha and de Klerk to Mandela, Mbeki and Zuma. A hint of Mrs Peterson’s Cape Flats, a wink at an old Pik, a laugh with Nowell Fine and a hug from the wonderful Tutu.

The reaction is:

'Adapt or Fly' isn't just cheap humour for a good night out. It offers a timely and truthful message about where we were, where we are, and where we could go if we don’t wake up. This is a show that gets into your head (and perhaps into your heart as well). BIZCommunity.com

'Adapt or Fly' is a work of technical mastery. Not merely a set of poignant pastiches of politicians, the show develops thematically to express a political insight that is a revelatory experience. Uys creates links between South Africa's past and its present that are chilling and shocking. A thrilling and thought-provoking roller-coaster ride through our tempestuous timeline and an accessible must-see for all and any, whether tourist, South African citizen or ex-citizen. Pieter-Dirk Uys's sketches provoke thought and debate long after the house lights have come up.

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Ticket sales:

Saturday 14 October 18:00 ; Sunday 15 October 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R180   Block B (Adult) - R160
Block A (Student/Child) - R160   Block B (Student/Child)- R140

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

'Uys raises the chilling spectre of similarities between our present and previous government. Using biting wit, dark sarcasm and totally un-pc entertainment, he enlightens us, challenging us to pay attention to what is happening right under our noses. Cape Argus TONIGHT

The show is all done in good humour, but the underlying seriousness of the topics and the grim transgressions of our politicians are glaringly obvious. Uys is still our number one icon when it comes to political and social satire. Cape Times

Hy bly 'n meesterlike satirikus. Sy pittige, kort kommentaar is onverbeterlik. In sy solovlug laat loop Uys almal wat dit verdien nog deeglik deur. Die Burger

So banish the blues - come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and 'others' that make up this unique country of our dreams. As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future. Monday Missile Dot Coza

Uys may be 30 years older than when he opened 'Adapt or Dye', but his material is as fresh today as it was then. The players may have changed, but the game has not. CITY PRESS

Uys still has us rolling on the floor after 30 years. There's enough to keep you laughing at (his) unique brand of satire, to keep you moved, hooked and, at times, in awe too. The Sunday Independent

Watching 'Adapt or Fly' means never knowing for sure what will come your way. It might be a political comment you disagree with, or a funny jibe that not everyone appreciates. But overall this is a necessary show that - perhaps one day - our leaders will listen to and change their ways accordingly. The Citizen

It's weighty issues balanced by entertaining and gripping humour that only Pieter-Dirk Uys can deliver. And he's very optimistic and positive about the future of this country. STAR Tonight

I enjoy Pieter-Dirk Uys's South African satire and admire the talent and creative wit of the man who brings it to us. I salute the artist who was not quiet about the political wrongs in this country 30 years ago, and the artist who is not silent about the political wrongs today. Artslink

'Adapt or Fly' is a humorous journey into the sometimes dark alley of South Africa's politicial journey, from apartheid right through to the present. I would recommend the show to anyone who is even mildly interested in the politics and the politicians of Sourth Africa. 'Adapt or Fly' is not for the fainthearted though, nor is it for those who have no sense of humour. The Sowetan

'Adapt or Fly' besit gelukkig menslikheid, maar wel een met 'n rapier se lem. Uys (is) geniaal en dalk profeties. Ironie bly sy sterkste wapen. Beeld

In a rapidly-changing South Africa, Pieter-Dirk Uys remains a master exponent in the art of satire. He slickly blends the old with the new in a sublime display of artistry, something from which the younger generation of satirists can learn. Artslink

'Adapt or Fly' is an enlightening, thought-provoking offering. Touching on everything from the fathers of apartheid to the success ( or is that failure?) of the TRC, to politicians and their shenanigans, through the absurdities of apartheid race classification laws and the Juju generation of leaders and more - the show balances all this weightiness with a highly entertaining performance by Uys and his hilarious alter egos' The Daily News

The barbs are biting, the puns politically incorrect, the satire scathing and wit intact. It's funny stuff. Sunday Tribune

 
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