A benefit for Treatment Action Campaign (www.tac.org.za)
Monday, January 31, 2005 8:00pm
The Zipper Theatre
A fabulously funny performer/satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s many incarnations include Nelson Mandela, P.W. Botha, and his most outrageous creation – the glamorous Evita Bezuidenhout, “the most famous white woman in South Africa.” His new performance piece, FOREIGN AIDS, shatters the deadly official silence that still hangs over the South African AIDS crisis and will take on American politics soon after the confetti settles from the Bush inauguration. Recently profiled in the New Yorker, Uys creates a chorus line of monsters, masters and madams, using humor to puncture state hypocrisy and speak truth to power.
“There is no better weapon against arrogant politicians than humour.” – London Theatre Guide
“The higher politicians climb the pole of ambition the more of their asses we can see.” – Pieter-Dirk Uys