During this week we spoke to a couple of performers and they are all hosting online streaming shows this weekend!
Tonight you can get your tickets at Quicket for the Conrad Koch production “How to end racism” with his puppet Chester Missing – streaming from 8pm, tickets are R75 with 30% going to the Kathrada Foundation.
South Africa’s most famous puppet, Chester Missing, wants to have THAT conversation on race. In this hilarious, searing comedy hour Chester Missing will confront his white male handler, double EMMY nominated satirical ventriloquist, Conrad Koch, about his own racism, his own privilege and his own journey to understanding South Africa. We get to laugh at his many, many mistakes The pair are guided by Conrad’s Master’s Degree in social anthropology. This show involves actual research, but with jokes.
The truth is that racism is like bad décor. Unless you actually deal with it, it’s still there. In this show Chester Missing hilariously proposes (to Conrad, so you get to judge him first) that instead of ignoring apartheid, and colonialism, and how they shaped us, let’s face them together, with jokes. The experience is interactive, and will involve suggestions and comments from you, the audience. It promises to be a belly-laugh-packed, yet thought provoking online experience. Roll in the aisle, in your lounge. This conversation has been left for too long, and in the face of COVID 19, and the inequality it will perpetuate, it cannot be ignored. Chester Missing’s view is that the Rainbow Nation is something we are working towards, not a goal that we have reached.
30% of proceeds go the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation to support their anti-racism work – you can fight racism while laughing at racists!
Robin Pieters and Salome go live with their show at 5pm on Saturday night – they’re accepting online donations via snapscan. Robin Pieters is currently using his platform to help and support those in need.
“Now that we are all familiar with the concept of Lockdown Live with Robin Pieters and the idea behind it, we know that this initiative is part of the realization of the journey we as practitioners of the arts need to embark on to ensure a sustainable living and to continue making a positive contribution to financial and poverty alleviation in many forms. We wish to bring you entertainment and good quality displays of what we are passionate about. Our next guest is no stranger to the ears, eyes and screens of South Africa. Ladies and Gentlemen – Salome. Salome’ is known for her powerful voice, energetic and eccentric personality on and off stage! With Hits like “What I do best and now It’s Complicated”, Salomé has ensured to make the nation dance and sing! Her love for activism and her passion for people is what everyone loves about her. Join us on May, 30th as she blows us away with her vivacious presence. See you there!” – A message from Robin Pieters
And after that you can then head over to Don Vino’s Saxy Vibes Facebook Page and join him for his 40th online birthday celebration – he’ll accept any donations via the busqr.co.za
platform, all info and links on his Facebook page – Don Vino Saxy Vibes. Social Distancing has never been this enjoyable.. with the sounds of TOP DOG SA coming to you LIVE in the comfort of your own home! Their concert is FREE but please consider donating towards their efforts, standing together in support of artist aid relief🙏🏼
Bank details will be on the screen, and Busqr barcode made available.
Then on Sunday, you can stream Jarrad Ricketts alongside Loyiso Bala and Tracey-Lee Oliver between 2pm and 3pm for a lunchtime show
Do you have your ticket yet?
LUNCHTIME LIVE WITH Jarrad Ricketts” … Sunday 31 May 2020
Featuring: Roderick Mckay, Cheswyn Ruiters, Jonathan Rubain, Tracey-Lee Oliver and Loyiso Bala …
Tickets are R50 at Quicket! Click the link below to get yours!