At last, Jo'burg has a dedicated experimental theatre venue, which means that exciting things can happen without commercial constraints.
The POP Art Centre for performing arts presents two productions this week. A musical comedy, The Evening Service, is performed from June 7 to 10 by duo Asher Stoltz and Bryan van Niekerk. Playing brethren Pat and Bill, the two do a mock-religious ceremony set in the Holy Temple of Hashlah, “a sanctuary for the lost and forgotten, a home for the rich and the poor”. From June 14 to 16 catch an intrigue about beauty, honour and violence in the Japanese kamishibai-style drama, The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults, created by John Trengrove, Gwydion Beynon and Jemma Khan.