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August 08, 2011

Cracks and the City II at the Baxter Theatre

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There’s funny and then there’s mirth-inducing, laugh-a-minute, downright hilarious which exactly describes the Alan Committie directed production, Cracks and the City II. Running at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch until August 13, this fantastic show stars Marianne Thamm, Anthea Thompson, Anne Hirsch and Shimmy Isaacs, who dazzle on stage.

The Cracks, as they are collectively called, return to poke fun at life, love and everything in between and, boy, do they tickle your funny bones.

Whether it’s casting an amusing look at what female priests would be like (trust me, you’ve never heard confessions quite like theirs) or immersing themselves in major international events like the Royal Wedding, these ladies will have you howling with laughter.

It’s good to see Thamm, a well-known columnist, lift her witty words off the page and give them life on stage. Everything from suburban moms to political campaign trailing receives a comical lashing from her.

Hirsch is no stranger to the stage, as a regular performer of the improv Theatresports troupe as well as winner in the TV show So You Think You’re Funny? and it shows. Her side-splitting explanations of social networks and celebrity fixations, as well as her amazing mime skills, link history and the modern age through comedy quite skillfully.

Having just returned from a nationwide tour of her hit one-man show, Allie Pad Funny Worcester, and a stint at the Vodacom Funny Festival, Isaacs is in top comedic form. Her satirical take on international relations, parental ambition and spiritual monetary transactions is not to be missed.

Thompson has had quite a theatrical year with major roles in productions like The Taming of The Shrew and Not The Midnight Mass. As a Crack, her musings on elderly inflictions and diva tantrums are ridiculously funny.

Being entertained by strong women who find humour in the mundane is the best way to celebrate Women’s Month and you can’t do better than Cracks and the City II.

Book your tickets for this great show at Computicket now!

Tel: +27 (0)861 915 8000

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