Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys: Elections and Erections

“Devastating, brilliant and outrageous... A flawless piece of political audacity and carefully crafted comedy.” Business Day (South Africa)

“I’m glad Pieter-Dirk is on my side.” Desmond Tutu

The wily Cape Town satirist tracks a personal journey through a landscape of fear and fun in the latest edition of his uproarious one-man assault on political folly. Gleefully cheering democracy and sex—both illicit for most of his life—Uys hilariously portrays a procession of political figures and opinion-shakers: the Obamas and the Clintons, a Tutu here and a Mandela there, old apartheid Nationalists, reinvented capitalist Communists, designer Democrats, International Fat Cats and other bloody fools. And then there is Uys’ signature character, the fictitious Evita Bezuidenhout, “the most famous white woman in Africa” and the head of her own political party, Evita’s People’s Party. Uys has written and appeared in 20 plays, including the recent Macbeki, and more than 30 revues and solo shows. He is a recipient of South Africa’s prestigious Truth and Reconciliation Award, among other honors. Alter ego Evita, for her part, has garnered the Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center for her “contribution to the place of women in the last century.”

Funded in part with generous support of Judith O. and Robert E. Rubin.

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FRI 10/9
8:30 pm

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