Win tickets to ‘Johnny Boskak

Win tickets to ‘Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny’ at Tara Theatre

We have a pair of tickets to give away to a performance of Greig Coetzee’s acclaimed show ‘Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny’ on Thursday 16 May

Win tickets to ‘Johnny Boskak

Johnny Boskak 2Fresh from his run of White Men with Weapons at Tara Theatre in Earlsfield, Greig Coetzee returns in May with his acclaimed show Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny.

Written and performed by Coetzee and directed by Garth Anderson, Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny comes to Tara Theatre from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 May.

Combine Shakespearean verse and American rap to write a South AfricanNatural Born Killers using Johannesburg slang, and you might come up with Johnny Boskak Is Feeling Funny — a tragicomedy, love story, quest for faith and a car chase from Durban to Secunda to Hillbrow to hell and back again.

The show tells the story of Johnny Boskak and his journey through the seedy, sexy underbelly of modern-day South Africa. Caught between a jail-bait femme fatale and the demon truck-driver who hounds her, he makes his way through bars, truck-stops, all-night take-aways, sleeping at roadsides, shooting pool, and dodging bullets.

Where does Johnny fit in the new South Africa? Is he a white trash dinosaur? Or is he the last cowboy hero in boots and blue jeans? What we do know is that he’s on the road, looking for love, redemption, an AK47 and the quickest way out of Secunda…

The very physical performance is complemented by music specially composed by South African guitar wizard, Syd Kitchen. Sadly, Syd passed away in March 2011, but his music still rocks on in Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny. Coetzee’s powerful script is brought to life with haunting projections of South African landscapes.

Read a review of White Men with Weapons

Read an interview with Greig Coetzee

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We have a pair of tickets to give away to the evening performance on Thursday 16 May. Enter your details below. Competition closes on Monday 13 May.