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By unknown | Oct 17, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Theatre-goers will see Cards' graphic portrayal of violence and extreme sex scenes on stage for the last time.

The controversial play that is running at the Pretoria State Theatre is to be turned into a movie. The bad news is that the script will be revisited to suit the medium.

Cards director Paul Grootboom said the show is running for the last time as a play. Currently, the producers are raising funds to shoot the movie early next year.

"We are staging this play to raise money. For its commercial track record and its artistic merits as a play, we believe it will make a pretty movie. We are hoping to take it to film festivals locally and internationally to get distributors," Grootboom said.

Cards portrays raunchy scenes with nudity and simulated sex.

The play has had successful seasons. It is set in the sleazy Wild Cats Nightclub in the notorious flatland of Hillbrow.

The play is about the volatile lives of young girls who turn to prostitution where drugs, poverty and exploitation are the order of the day.

The nightclub is run by a Nigerian pimp and drug lord Mubara, played by Fumani Shilubana. The girls are his slaves.

The Market and Windybrow theatres also hosted the play.


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