Daphne Kuhn presents
14th – 25th January
starring JAQUES DE SILVA
directed by LAINE BUTLER and MIKE DA SILVA
adapted from Swedish writer JAN GUILLOU’S semi-autobiographical novel Ondskan
First performed in 2019 in Johannesburg at the National School of the Arts and RedFest Arts Festival
The international play, EVIL, opens at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on the 14th January 2020. Voted one of the top plays of the Imaginate Youth Festival in Edinburgh in 2016, EVIL confirms that young people don’t just want to be entertained by theatre, they want to be challenged to reflect on the issues that touch their lives.
Adapted from Jan Guillou’s semi-autobiographical novel “Ondskan” and produced by the Auto & General Theatre on the Square with direction by Laine Butler and Mike da Silva, EVIL features the award-winning Jaques de Silva in a riveting solo performance.
The chilling account of the teenage years of Erik Ponti, a victim of an abusive step-father and drawn to petty crime, he is sent to an elite boarding school where bullying is the currency of a violent student determination to confront the bullies. Erik befriends the gentle, non-violent Pierre and musters the strength and determination to confront the bullies.
Bookings can be made through Computicket (tel. 0861 915 8000) or by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606 for school group enquiries and block bookings. Q&A‘s after the show to be arranged.
For further details for this one-man tour de force, you can visit our website on www.theatreonthesquare.co.za or www.computicket.com