Elections and Erections / by Chel Wolverton

01.jpg I received a comp ticket as a part of "Bloggers at A.R.T." to watch a performance at Zero Arrow. This one man show by Pieter-Dirk Uys was an amazingly wonderful treat of theater with sad stories and a bit of laughter. With the audience, I settled in to learn what this show was about, to see if Pieter brought the emotional beauty to the performance that the seriousness of AIDS demands. He delivered and more. Pieter donned many costumes to help take the audience through a journey through time and his interactions with Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Mrs. Evita Bezuidenhout. His descriptions of African politics enlightened this American on another country's politics, the depth of fear and the struggles to free themselves of the torturous disease that has 71% of the world's deaths caused by HIV/AIDS. If you have a chance, go watch this show, educate yourself, learn more about what third world countries are experiencing and enjoy some laughter with this talented storyteller. You won't regret the time spent in his presence. Simply awesome show. He will be performing at Zero Arrow until May 5th, 2008. Check the schedule for dates and times.

(Photo taken by Katalin Mitchell.)