GROET DIE GROTMAN 2 BRINGS WISDOM AND WIT TO THE ROODEPOORT THEATRE!
LEFRA PRODUCTIONS PRESENT: GROET DIE GROTMAN 2
WITH WYNAND VAN VOLLENSTEE | SCRIPT AND DIRECTOR: FRANS SWART
ROODEPOORT THEATRE, 100 CHRISTIAAN DE WET ROAD, FLORIDA PARK, ROODEPOORT
TUESDAY, 29 JUNE @ 19:00 | WEDNESDAY, 30 JUNE @ 19:00 | THURSDAY, 1 JULY @ 19:00
MORE INFORMATION: WWW.GROTMAN2.CO.ZA
NO UNDER 16’S!
Its 20 years later. The Caveman and Elize are still happily married… or are they? The children are teenagers. Men and women are still very different creatures from different planets. Are all men still assholes? And are women still gatherers? Sir and madam, come recognise yourselves in Groet die Grotman 2. Sir, you will most certainly have the opportunity to point the finger at your wife! And Madam, you will definitely be able to pump your husband in the ribs with your elbow. Groet die Grotman 2 is the perfect tonic for any marriage, with Wynand van Vollenstee as the new wise and hilarious Grotman! Groet die Grotman 2 will be on stage at the Roodepoort Theatre from 29 June to 1 July, and carries an age restriction of no under 16’s. For bookings, please visit www.computicket.com. Group bookings at discount, phone Lefra on (011) 815 3000 or email to email@example.com
In Groet die Grotman 2, the differences between men and women are portrayed in a hilarious way. Women are still the gatherers (especially of useless information!) and men are still the hunters (from a goat to a television show). “Men and women laugh at each other in Groet die Grotman 2 and that’s exactly what makes this production so popular,” says writer and director Frans Swart. “It can certainly be said that we are doing marriage counselling in a comical way. The fact that Grotman has to make his world bigger to fit into Elize’s world and the fact that Elize has to make her world somewhat smaller creates many comedic situations. ”The original Groet de Grotman still holds the record for the Afrikaans theatre production that has had the most performances over the longest period… more than 1,000 performances in 10 years!” After resting for almost a decade the Grotman decided to make his comeback. “Here I am again. I’m out of my cave and I have many new stories to tell you! Groet die Grotman 2 is presented with the proud support of RSG, Sounds Good, Hollywood Costumes, Van Loveren Wines, Renegades Removals, Ambassador Execudrive and Savvy Holdings.
Frans Swart, already known as South Africa’s king of farces, wrote the new text based on complete new interactions. “Of course we have to stick to the text, but with Wynand van Vollenstee as the Grotman you never know. He is a brilliant actor and reads the audience every night and also adjusts certain scenes to suit the audience. So you never know what to expect, ”laughs Frans. Wynand, as a young actor, joined the casts of Lefra’s first farce in 2012, My Vrou se Man se Vrou. There, Frans had already recognized that Wynand is a brilliant comedy actor. “His comic timing is perfect and he has the ability to interpret any character incredibly well. Believe me in Groet die Grotman 2 he plays a swathe of characters! It was only a logical choice for Wynand to be the next Grotman.” Moviegoers will remember Wynand van Vollenstee as Kallie in the film Karate Kallie, Bennie in Platteland and the braai man in Superhelde. Television viewers will recognize him as Gielie in Ouboet en Wors. On stage he was seen as Barta in the production Fiela se Ander Kind and as Kleinboet in Ons Vir Jou. He appears in two of Lefra’s farces, My Vrou se Man se Vrou in 2012 and later in My Man se Skelmpie se Skelmpie se Vrou (2017). The versatile actor earned his National Drama Diploma in 2007 at Tshwane University of Technology, where he was also named Best Actor of the Year.