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August 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - August 22, 2015 @ 8:30 pmR125
3am. “Opstaan! Opstaan!” Small-town van Heerden is forcefully awoken. As he lies there on a coir mattress under a regulation itchy grey blanket, he realises basic training is not for sissies. The only thing that gets him through the day is his transistor radio and his sacred Beatles songbook.
Borderline blasts you through the highs and lows, the humour and the perceptions of a naïve Afrikaner conscripted in 1976. A big heart and hefty figure made for an uncomfortable three months of physical embarrassment and complete belief disruption. Filled with new questions, van Heerden has to find his own answers. Is this really worth fighting for? Will she wait for me to come home? Will I survive? Armed with his newfound passion for music, will van Heerden transcend this rite of passage many can identify with?
Well-known for his roles in the hit musicals Cats (as Old Deuteronomy), Rocky Horror (as Eddie), Chicago (as Mr Cellophane) and Lion King (as Pumba), Pierre van Heerden –both a phenomenal vocal artist and comedian – takes on this new one-man show inspired by real-life events.