Micheal K back at Baxter

Craig Leo and Carlo Daniels in Life & Times of Michael K. PICTURE: Fiona McPherson

Booking is now open for the limited return season of Nobel Prize-winning author, JM Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K, at the Baxter from Wednesday July 5 to Saturday July 15, at 7pm nightly with Saturday matinees on July 8 and 15, at 2pm.

The production, which was adapted for the stage by Lara Foot, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company, combines puppetry, performance, film and evocative music.

The story follows Michael K, a simple man who embarks on a journey through South Africa, ravaged by civil war, to return his mother to die on the farm where she was born. He finds strength in his own humanity, his profound connection to the earth and his unique path which, as it unfolds, reveals to him his reason for living.

The production heads off on its international tour to the Galway Festival in Ireland in July and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, in August.

Book through Webtickets or at Pick n Pay Stores. For discounted block or schools’ bookings and fundraisers contact Leon van Zyl at leon.vanzyl@uct.ac.za