Two worlds collide at Pacofs this weekend


Audiences of all ages are welcome to take a trip to the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (Pacofs) to witness two beloved musical stories for children that will be brought to life by the instruments of the symphony orchestra.

Two Stories/Twee Stories is a showcase of two far-away worlds of two children who have extraordinary experiences fighting dangerous creatures and defending their worlds.

According to a statement by Pacofs, both characters show the value of incredible bravery, intelligence, quick thinking, and creativity in saving both them and their friends.

“For young Peter, who lives in a Russian forest, a ferocious wolf threatens the simple life of him and his animal friends. In Africa, the young Tintinyane, the girl with a voice like a magic songbird, faces similar peril as her beautiful singing voice attracts the attention of the monster of the forest.”

The production that features texts by Philip de Vos (Peter and the Wolf – in Afrikaans) and Corlia Fourie (Tintinyane, the Girl Who Sang like a Magic Bird – in English) and music by Sergei Prokofiev and Peter Klatzo will include a shadow puppeteers to incorporate visual elements to the show.

The show is set to premiére on 1 March at 18:30 and 2 March at 14:30 and 18:30 at the André Huguenet Theatre in Bloemfontein. Tickets are available at Webtickets and Pacofs’ booking office.

 Compiled by Gypseenia Lion