The production The Real Mrs Muhammad will be on the line-up at the Applauz Arts Initiative second SoloAfrika Festival of MonoDrama at the Artscape until Saturday September 1.
The play tackles the complexities of an inter-cultural relationship between a naturalised practising Muslim, Pakistani man and a feminist, atheist Capetonian woman.
Artscape’s very own senior marketing manager, Simone Heradien will make her debut appearance on-stage.
She will dramatise a raw, autobiographical, microscosmic view of her life, confronting her struggle to balance her liberalism, feminism and atheism among others, within a relationship which is masculine, Muslim, Pakistani and culturally driven by her partner.
The two meet on a plane, fall passionately in love mid-air halfway between somewhere and Dubai, which sees her move lock, stock and two smoking barrels to Pretoria where he resides. Meanwhile, he’s secretly betrothed to another in Pakistan.
The secret is exposed three years later and five years into the relationship he moots that the “cultural wife” and their baby move to South Africa. Are there any more surprises that this relationship must face, and who will stand up as the real Mrs Muhammad?
The Real Mrs Muhammad will be performed Friday August 31, at 7pm, and Saturday September 1, at 11am. Tickets are R120 and R60 for students and pensioners.
Book through Computicket.