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February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
F Creations, in association with The Merry Scholar, is proud to announce that it will be partnering up with SAFCEI (South African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute) for four fundraising performances. David Muller will be using the stunning setting of the slopes of Kalk Bay to bring to life two of Heathcote Williams’ poems: Whale Nation and Sacred Elephant.
The performances will run on Saturday 17, Sunday 18, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February, alternating the poems so that everyone has a chance to catch both.
Saturday 17 Feb – Sacred Elephant
Sunday 18 Feb – Whale Nation
Saturday 24 Feb – Whale Nation
Sunday 25 Feb – Sacred Elephant
Muller’s dramatizations of these two epic poems have been described as “haunting” and “entrancing” by critics. The two poems were written by Williams as part of a series that he had hoped to use to bring the plight of the earth to the fore. Both deal with the devastation of the natural environment and the impact humans are having on creatures we are meant to care for. However, according to reviewer Karen Rutter, they are “no bunny-hugging piece of green … propaganda. The language is graceful and elegant, the mood evocative but not emotionally manipulative, the content realistic.”