The Unexpected Man

Drama • Running Time: 50 mins
Presented by Fruit Zalad Productions | Performed by Shaun Acker & Zanne Solomon | Written by Yasmina Reza | Translation by Christopher Hampton
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A man and a woman sit opposite each other in the detached intimacy of a train compartment. They have never met. He is a world famous author; she is the ardent admirer of his work. She carries his latest book in her bag. Silence...

This play is a literary masterpiece, written by the Tony Award-winning Yasmina Reza. Touching, funny and poignant, you get sucked into the imaginations of the two characters who are desperate to break out of their inner worlds and make a connection with each other.

Having grown up in the circus (quite literally) and mastering the art of trapeze, Shaun went on to do his Masters Degree in Drama at Rhodes University, focusing on pioneering the field of aerial dance in South Africa. He won the prestigious KKNK Sanlam SPAT award for best actor in 2008, and also plays several instruments and composes music.

Molded by some of South Africa’s finest theatre practitioners such as Andrew Buckland, Reza de Wet and Heike Gehring, Zanne has enjoyed great contrast in her years as an actress. Zanne is currently a new fixture in TheatreSports. She also has a tiny blond dog and is studying dietetics for fun.

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