Sandra Prinsloo and Antoinette Louw | Karin Struwig Photography
I recently had the great honour and thrill to do a publicity shoot for Sandra Prinsloo and Antoinette Louw. These two stunning actresses are working on the acclaimed play, “night, Mother”, which they will be performing at the National Arts Festival.
According to the National Arts Festival Program:
Two women. A Saturday night. Ninety minutes marked by
the clock on the kitchen wall. Through the seemingly banal
action and chat of everyday, Marsha Norman’s extraordinary play
unflinchingly reveals a mother and daughter in crisis. With the
majestic tone of a Greek tragedy and playing with our sensibilities
like a psychological thriller, ‘night, Mother is filled with dark humour
and great tenderness.
This production is a celebration of the talents of three remarkable
women: much-loved actress Sandra Prinsloo, the upcoming
Antoinette Louw, and highly acclaimed director, Lara Bye. Together
with Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning script, they have
created a theatre event that is beautiful and haunting, a broken love
story, so simply and masterfully told, that it might just break your
‘night, Mother is Marsha Norman’s best known work and following on
the heels of its success on Broadway, the star-powered film version
of the play brought Norman a great deal of recognition. The play
won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the Susan Smith
Blackburn Prize, the Hull-Warriner, and the Drama Desk Award. She
will be honoured at the 2011 William Inge Festival for Distinguished
Achievement in the American Theatre.
I can’t wait to see it!