I'm proud to announce the launch and date of my first one-man comedy special, to be performed live on August 27th for the first time ever at the Station on Bree street.
In keeping with gender binary norms and answering questions nobody asked, comedian Nelson de Gouveia fulfils his dream of disappointing his parents and wasting his friends' time by writing a one-man comedy special called "Genuine Porra", a one hour romp into how he handled mixing Portuguese, South African, English and American cultures into the wasteful miasma of a man he is today.
At 39 years old, he's a proud man with no discernible patriotism towards the Portuguese flag, the South African way of thinking or the English sausage, but instead built his own brand of wit and charm through years of dissecting the moral psyche of what it means to be a Genuine Porra...that it's not just about the passport, but how you recover from it.
If you wanted to know how he dealt with living in the transition between dreamy suburban apartheid and chaotic suburban democracy, how the melting pot of Cape Town's Portuguese community and religious dogma sent him scurrying up to Europe to discover himself in the mean streets of London, and how he returned to the country that never adopted him, then this special is for you.
Discover what his father means to him, how his mother considered him and who eventually decided to marry him. Where he realised his fallibility in his health and wealth, and how the "fish out of water" concept only applies to fish.
- DATE: 27 August
- TICKET: R50 at the door or via Quicket
- VENUE: The Station on Bree
- ADDRESS: 207 Bree Street, Cape Town
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About the Director
Kaulana Williams @kaulana_lynn, a performer, theatre-maker and performance artist. She holds an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Stellenbosch and a BA Honours Degree from UCT in Drama. Kaulana recently appeared in the musical “Hairspray” at the Artscape Theatre and in the belly dance theatre show “Once Upon a Dance Night” at the Artscape Arena.
She has written and directed two plays, “A Girl’s Best Friend” and “Pocket Shots” which played in Cape Town and at the National Arts Festival Fringe in Makhanda. In 2018, Kaulana performed her first performance art piece as part of the Body Politic 2 programme and in 2019 she performed “Hedone and Voluptus Take Cape Town” as part of Body Politic 3.