Electrifying musical set to bring Breytie alive

3 June 2019

The stage of the Tshwane University of Technology’s Breytenbach Theatre will come alive this June when students of TUT’s Department of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) will showcase their flair in the coming production of BARE a Pop Opera. 

BARE is an electrifying story of a group of co-ed Catholic boarding school students navigating their way through teenage self-discovery, while wrestling with religion, identity, sexuality and substance abuse, set to a pulsating rock score by Damon Intrabartolo.

The production is particularly relevant to the South African nation that has an overarching conservative background. It explores the spectrum of sexual orientation and questions religious norms as well as the freedom to talk openly about intimacy.

The music of BARE is a combination of Gregorian chants, which build, modify and progress into rock, punk, funk and gospel style. The leitmotif of “hear my voice” leads the audience into deep understanding of the meaning of the word bare.

The BARE production team is as follows: Dr Rosti Pashkevitch (producer and musical director), Hulisani Ndou (director), Bryan Mtsweni (choreographer), Hardus Koekemoer (set and lighting design) and Ivan Batchvarov (sound design).

BARE will be performed from 11 – 20 June at 19:00 with a matinee performance on 15 June at 15:00. The production is presented in association with DALRO. 

The Breytenbach Theatre is situated at 137 Gerhard Moerdyk Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

Tickets are R100 (adults), R50 (students and pensioners) and are available from www.webticket.co.za, email breytie@tut.ac.za or 012 382 2630/082 884 8946 (office hours).

Age restriction: 18+ (Due to sensitive content).


For more information on the Tshwane University of Technology, please contact Willa de Ruyter, Corporate Affairs and Marketing.
Tel: +27 12 382 5352   Email: deruyterw@tut.ac.za