Krotoa, Eva van de Kaap is a music theatre production presented by Artscape in association with the Dutch theatre collective, the Volksoperahuis. The production was first performed to acclaim in The Netherlands in October 2018. February marks Black History Month in many countries and 2019 is the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages which makes this production all the more significant and hugely relevant in South Africa today.
Set in present day South Africa, a Dutch actor and singer (Kees Scholten) and a South African actress (Bianca Flanders – Blood Brothers, Orpheus in Africa, Shakespeare in Love) meet on the film set of Krotoa, Eva van de Kaap. He takes the role of Jan van Riebeeck, the VOC merchant commander who established a refreshment station at the Cape in 1652. She plays Krotoa, the young Khoi girl taken into van Riebeeck’s household, who went on to become a key negotiator and translator, between the Dutch and the local people at a very young age.
Krotoa, Eva van de Kaap is at the Artscape Arena from Thursday February 7 to Saturday February 16, Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm and on Saturdays at 3:00pm and 7:30pm with tickets costing R100 and booking through Computicket or 0214217695.
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