If you had to have a voice in your head, it would be great if it were that of Antoinette Kellerman. So it’s rather pleasant that this is exactly the case in Meerfout, an Afrikaans exploration of what it feels like to be caught between two worlds and a multitude of life choices.
“Modern society demands numerous responsibilities from a young woman and expects her to be more than one person. Is she a housewife? A mother? An independent woman? But the most important question is: Where and how does she see herself?”
So reads the show description. Now, if the prospect of a 50-minute show dedicated entirely to examining the contradicting choices and inner conflict of womanhood leaves you looking for your copy of Cosmo, then you’re not alone. I have to admit that initially, I wasn’t inspired. “No more essentialising womanhood!” my inner feminist proclaimed. “No to angelwhore dichotomies!” my second year English Lit brain spluttered.
… before I went in, that is. The truth is, the talented duo of Cintainne Schutte and Mariechen Vosloo don’t care about your precious preconceived ideas. They’re going to blow you away regardless.
Walking into the dimly lit venue,…
Source : Daily Maverick