Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton: 14 – 16 September 2018.
Super creative husband and wife team, Paul and Carol Slabolepszy, will both be at the Hilton Arts Festival this year – coming to Hilton from 14 – 16 September.
Paul is presenting his play – Suddenly the Storm – and doing a talk – A Slice of Slab – and his wife Carol is displaying her beautiful artwork – My Hares and Graces.
Suddenly the Storm – is one of the two Grinrod Flagship Productions – and has been billed as a “dangerous comedy! Combative, volatile and constantly on the verge of exploding”
Dwayne and Shanell Combrink are two halves of a typical South African working class couple. But beneath Dwayne’s angry violent exterior lies the heartbreak that governs his attitude to life. Dwayne’s a man in mourning. Shanell believes that his current level of despair was sparked by the death of his childhood friend and work partner, Jonas. In fact, the source of his mourning and anger lies far further back and goes far deeper. When the elegant and self-contained Namhle Gumede, born 16 June 1976, arrives on their doorstep, seeking answers to questions that have remained buried for 40 years, Dwayne and Shanell finally discover the truth. What starts as a smouldering, dark comedy turns into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations, rages and recriminations – suddenly the storm begins … Written by and starring the multiple award winning, prolific playwright, Paul Slabolespszy, Charmaine Weir- Smith and Renate Stuurman, it is directed by Bobby Heaney, and boasts a stunning Greg King set design. It appears with thanks to The Market Theatre Foundation.
It will be staged on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 both at 10am.
Paul will also be doing an informal lecture – A Slice of Slab – talking about his amazing person journey on Saturday at 5pm
My Hares and Graces is a collection of life-size sculptures of hares, cats and dogs, by Carol
Slabolepszy – portraying the essence of these animals, capturing them in a moment of unguarded stillness. The animals are sculpted in clay and after a mould is made, they are individually cast in a weather-proof resin and metal powder blend, and meticulously hand- finished.
There are now 21 unique sculptures that have been making themselves at home all over South Africa and the world – inspiration and energy ensure that the collection continues to grow. Dedicated to protecting South Africa’s wild hare population, My Hares and Graces donate to the EWT Riverine Rabbit Trust.
These works have a gentle presence which will enliven your home or garden. Each sculpture has its own individual character, and an embedded pet microchip identifies it as an original work – a quirky combination of technology and fine art.
The festival will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018. For more info visit http://www.hiltonfestival.co.za/ or like the Facebook page, Hilton Arts Festival. Follow us on Twitter @HiltonFest
All enquiries on 033 383 0126 / 7 or tickets@hiltoncollege.com
The 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will run from 14 to 16 September. The full programme can be found on www.hiltonfestival.co.za . On line bookings are now open and programmes are now available from various outlets in Pmb and Durban
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of Hilton College, Tiso Black Star, Grindrod Bank, Black Coffee Design, DWR Distribution, Extreme Events, Bidvest Car Rental, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, Redlands Hotel, Assitej South Africa, Loud Crowd, Sappi, BASA, Corona and Capital Media.

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