A ROW has erupted between the Market Theatre and Julian Seleke-Mokoto, producer of the popular play Money Maker.
At the centre of this fallout are allegations that certain people have complained that Money Maker's content is too graphic. Its opening date - November 4 - also coincides with the start of John Kani's play the Lion and the Lamb.
Sowetan learnt that two anonymous e-mails were sent to the Market Theatre complaining about the show's content.
An angry Seleke-Mokoto, pictured, confirmed yesterday that he was told by the theatre's producer, Tshiamo Mokgadi, that they had received two anonymous e-mails complaining about the content.
But Mokgadi , vehemently denied the existence of the letters and that she had discussed them with Seleke-Mokoto.
"What I can confirm, though, is that the opening of the Lion and the Lamb has been rescheduled for next week because John Kani (who stars in the show) is going to attend a funeral this weekend. I cannot comment about the e-mails because I know nothing about them. I will contact the producer and find out.
"As producer I can't jeopardise any show at the theatre. We have also been told that we cannot put the brochures advertising the show at reception because people complain that they are too graphic.
How can people complain about the contents of a show they have not seen?" Mokgadi asked.
The playwright's other gripe with the theatre is that Kani and Barney Simon's show is opening on the same day as his.
Money Maker, which was presented to critical acclaim at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, is about how women resort to prostitution to feed their families.