Krotoa: Eva van de Kaap

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Western Cape
Artscape Arena
Western Cape
Thu, 9 Dec 2021 - Sat, 18 Dec 2021
R100 - R100

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Present day South Africa: A Dutch actor and a South African actress meet on the film set of Krotoa Eva. He plays Jan van Riebeeck, the VOC merchant who established a refreshment station at the Cape in 1652. She plays Krotoa, the young Khoi girl taken into his household. She became a key negotiator and translator between the Dutch and the local people at a very young age. The first Khoi woman to be baptised and the first to officially marry a European, Krotoa is battered by the clash of two cultures. The two actors are not unscathed as they enter a whirlwind of confrontations, even in their own world where Krotoa's story is shaking them up. An inevitable dramatic conclusion is set in motion.

Playwright Sylvia Vollenhoven, director Basil Appollis together with musicians and actors from South Africa and The Netherlands, finish the story that started three and a half centuries ago. This music theatre production is a multilingual, perspective-changing, intercultural, and musical tribute to a shared history.

Motivation

The story of Krotoa Eva is very relevant in contemporary South Africa. It brings to the stage a neglected and contested aspect of shared history in a way that is innovative. The work sheds new light on an ancient story. Not so long ago few people knew who Krotoa was. The play contends that there has since been an awakening because the story has not ended. The play connects the dots between what happened at a 17th Century fort and what is still happening in the modern world. It is a compelling and engaging story that will help the audience understand their past, make sense of the present and be better prepared for the future.

Languages: English, Afrikaans, Dutch and Khoikhoi

Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the Arena auditourium.


NOTICE: In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations and ensuring effective social distancing tickets are being sold in pairs.
1, 3 or 5 tickets can be purchased via the Artscape Box Office (during office hours) on 021 421 7695

In order to ensure that all relevant COVID-19 screening is completed efficiently and effectively before the start of a performance, we request patrons to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


  • 1. Face coverings will be mandatory for patrons. Patrons will not be allowed access to the building without a face mask.

  • 2. Temperature checks of patrons will be part of the entrance process at the theater.
  • - A security or designated person wearing a face shield and gloves will ensure temperature checks of all patrons and conduct a brief visual screening for observable symptoms of fever or infection.
  • - We will use hand-held non-contact temperature readers and walk-through readers for scanning patrons.
  • - Should patrons register a temperature reading of 37.3oC or higher, an immediate second reading will be done.
  • - If the higher reading is confirmed with the second scan, the patron will be required to complete a symptom check and questionnaire based on DoH requirements.
  • - Should the patron answer positively to any of the questions, the patron will not be permitted into the Theatre and will have their tickets reschedule or refunded.

  • 3. Security will execute standard operating procedures in relation to minimising COVID-19 transmissions.
  • - The enforcement of social distancing and patron temperature screening as well as movement of patrons in the venue will form part of their duties and responsibilities.

  • 4. All ushers deployed will assist in implementing the COVID-19 protocols at entrance or exit points including main entrances and entrances to auditorium. Ushers will also assist with capacity management in terms of social distancing.

  • 5. We have established routes / flow of traffic to performance venues as follows:
  • - Entrance for patrons to the venues will be via entrance one and two.
  • - On arrival, patrons will be required to sanitise their hands.
  • - Patrons will be directed to foyers spaces according to stall numbers on tickets presented to limit the number of patrons in foyer spaces.
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons on how to proceed to their seats and the routes to be followed.
  • - When entering the auditorium, and prior to presenting their ticket, FOH staff will sanitise the hands of patrons.
  • - Movement through the theatre will be controlled by Front of House management team before and after performances.

  • 6. Restrooms
  • - The Front of House Manager will facilitate patron access to bathrooms to ensure that bathrooms are not overcrowded.
  • - A member of the cleaning staff will be assigned as toilet monitor and will be stationed outside the toilet advising patrons when the toilet is full, manage queue lines and redirect patrons to other toilets.
  • - Within toilets areas, some cubicles and urinals will be closed off in order to ensure social distancing.
  • - Patrons will be made aware when using toilets through means of visual communication within toilets and during safety briefs of the following information.
  • - Closing lids when flushing in order to contain droplets
  • - Washing of hands
  • - Using paper towel
  • - Using paper towel when opening cubicle doors and disposing of paper towel inside the toilet bins

  • 7. Announcements
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons to remind them of safety protocols including to sanitise their hands and to maintain social distance.

  • 8. Exit Management
  • - At the end (curtain down) of a performance, patrons will be directed to leave the auditorium in a manner that observes social distancing.
  • - Patrons closest to exits will be required to leave first by row or stall in order to clear space for patrons further inside to follow.
  • - Ushers and security will assist patrons making sure that they understand the procedure and comply will social distancing requirements until they are outside the theatre.

  • (Government Guidelines - please be guided by your own health status)

No under 5

Select Venue

Western Cape
Artscape Arena
Western Cape
Thu, 9 Dec 2021 - Sat, 18 Dec 2021
R100 - R100

Venue


Present day South Africa: A Dutch actor and a South African actress meet on the film set of Krotoa Eva. He plays Jan van Riebeeck, the VOC merchant who established a refreshment station at the Cape in 1652. She plays Krotoa, the young Khoi girl taken into his household. She became a key negotiator and translator between the Dutch and the local people at a very young age. The first Khoi woman to be baptised and the first to officially marry a European, Krotoa is battered by the clash of two cultures. The two actors are not unscathed as they enter a whirlwind of confrontations, even in their own world where Krotoa's story is shaking them up. An inevitable dramatic conclusion is set in motion.

Playwright Sylvia Vollenhoven, director Basil Appollis together with musicians and actors from South Africa and The Netherlands, finish the story that started three and a half centuries ago. This music theatre production is a multilingual, perspective-changing, intercultural, and musical tribute to a shared history.

Motivation

The story of Krotoa Eva is very relevant in contemporary South Africa. It brings to the stage a neglected and contested aspect of shared history in a way that is innovative. The work sheds new light on an ancient story. Not so long ago few people knew who Krotoa was. The play contends that there has since been an awakening because the story has not ended. The play connects the dots between what happened at a 17th Century fort and what is still happening in the modern world. It is a compelling and engaging story that will help the audience understand their past, make sense of the present and be better prepared for the future.

Languages: English, Afrikaans, Dutch and Khoikhoi

Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the Arena auditourium.


NOTICE: In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations and ensuring effective social distancing tickets are being sold in pairs.
1, 3 or 5 tickets can be purchased via the Artscape Box Office (during office hours) on 021 421 7695

In order to ensure that all relevant COVID-19 screening is completed efficiently and effectively before the start of a performance, we request patrons to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


  • 1. Face coverings will be mandatory for patrons. Patrons will not be allowed access to the building without a face mask.

  • 2. Temperature checks of patrons will be part of the entrance process at the theater.
  • - A security or designated person wearing a face shield and gloves will ensure temperature checks of all patrons and conduct a brief visual screening for observable symptoms of fever or infection.
  • - We will use hand-held non-contact temperature readers and walk-through readers for scanning patrons.
  • - Should patrons register a temperature reading of 37.3oC or higher, an immediate second reading will be done.
  • - If the higher reading is confirmed with the second scan, the patron will be required to complete a symptom check and questionnaire based on DoH requirements.
  • - Should the patron answer positively to any of the questions, the patron will not be permitted into the Theatre and will have their tickets reschedule or refunded.

  • 3. Security will execute standard operating procedures in relation to minimising COVID-19 transmissions.
  • - The enforcement of social distancing and patron temperature screening as well as movement of patrons in the venue will form part of their duties and responsibilities.

  • 4. All ushers deployed will assist in implementing the COVID-19 protocols at entrance or exit points including main entrances and entrances to auditorium. Ushers will also assist with capacity management in terms of social distancing.

  • 5. We have established routes / flow of traffic to performance venues as follows:
  • - Entrance for patrons to the venues will be via entrance one and two.
  • - On arrival, patrons will be required to sanitise their hands.
  • - Patrons will be directed to foyers spaces according to stall numbers on tickets presented to limit the number of patrons in foyer spaces.
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons on how to proceed to their seats and the routes to be followed.
  • - When entering the auditorium, and prior to presenting their ticket, FOH staff will sanitise the hands of patrons.
  • - Movement through the theatre will be controlled by Front of House management team before and after performances.

  • 6. Restrooms
  • - The Front of House Manager will facilitate patron access to bathrooms to ensure that bathrooms are not overcrowded.
  • - A member of the cleaning staff will be assigned as toilet monitor and will be stationed outside the toilet advising patrons when the toilet is full, manage queue lines and redirect patrons to other toilets.
  • - Within toilets areas, some cubicles and urinals will be closed off in order to ensure social distancing.
  • - Patrons will be made aware when using toilets through means of visual communication within toilets and during safety briefs of the following information.
  • - Closing lids when flushing in order to contain droplets
  • - Washing of hands
  • - Using paper towel
  • - Using paper towel when opening cubicle doors and disposing of paper towel inside the toilet bins

  • 7. Announcements
  • - Announcements will be made to patrons to remind them of safety protocols including to sanitise their hands and to maintain social distance.

  • 8. Exit Management
  • - At the end (curtain down) of a performance, patrons will be directed to leave the auditorium in a manner that observes social distancing.
  • - Patrons closest to exits will be required to leave first by row or stall in order to clear space for patrons further inside to follow.
  • - Ushers and security will assist patrons making sure that they understand the procedure and comply will social distancing requirements until they are outside the theatre.

  • (Government Guidelines - please be guided by your own health status)

No under 5

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