Drama: Just Business
Arena Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore
Book at Computicket.
Date & Time:
until July 28
Tel: 021 421 7695. Website: artscape.co.za.
A provocative and uncompromising look at the unscrupulous enrichment and greed in post-1994 South Africa, the story involves Hannes van Wyk, who worked in the department of foreign affairs when the Nationalists were in power. He was given a retrenchment package and now runs a successful “girlie club” called African Delights, which provokes the interest of a black economic empowerment company and its Chinese business partners. Van Wyk is not particularly interested in sharing with anyone — African, Chinese or otherwise. This makes him the target of a hostile takeover, which is where a “removals company” comes in with a hit man.