Written and produced by Rudy Bessit
Directed by Fatima Abdool
A Hair Thingy is a one man show with Rudy Bessit playing three characters, Aunty B from Bosmont who is very impressed with her background as a person of colour with a light complexion and the hair that goes with it. Tumischke, the local gay hairdresser who is so over hair and she says it like it is and lastly, Benjamin who is Aunty Bernie’s brother and the male representative in the play.
The typical kullid community is depicted with steaming koeksisters on a Sunday morning, scrubbing floors while old RnB favourites belt out the hits on the hi-fi and sharing that tight bond no matter how many lemons life throws our way.
While things have certainly changed under the new dispensation, there are still some negative stereotypes associated with kullid people. 34-year-old scriptwriter, performer and playwright, Rudy Bessit aims to do away with these in his one-man show, ‘A Hair Thingy’ set to hit Joburg stages after a successful run on stages as far away as Polokwane.
Hair has always been a bone of contention in our communities and the play is aptly set in a hair salon-which is always home to the juiciest gossip-where Bessit explores the dynamics of 3 characters. So, whether you have ‘kroes’, curly or straight hair, ‘A Hair Thingy’ gives an in-depth, unique look on Kullid communities by telling our stories in a relatable way.
No under 13’s.
Date: 27 October & 03 November
Ticket Price: R100
Venue: Roodepoort Basement Theatre