Powerhouse team joins forces for EBOLA


It’s a topic all over the news. A virus that has spread out of Africa and into North America and Europe. It has captured the world’s attention – and its fear.

Now Nicholas Ellenbogen and Hilda Cronje have joined forces to bring a powerful piece of theatre to the Rosebank stage.

Based on interviews with doctors who have recently treated patients in Liberia, EBOLA is a play looks at the research and experiences of these brave doctors who risk their lives to save others.

EBOLA is a new play that looks at the devastating encroachment of a virus that has escaped the forests of Africa, and now threatens to take its toll across the globe. We follow a foreign aid doctor as she journeys through the early days of the Ebola outbreak, where it was only thought to be malaria, and how it directly affects those who handle the patients.

Through her eyes we encounter the fear. The pain. The unknown. The world is now readying itself to battle another global pandemic – but with containment having seemingly failed in much of West Africa, what will happen now?

This informative bite of powerful theatre is written to help us all understand and engage with this killer virus. We understand the impact, we understand the human cost, we also understand it can be treated and contained.

Ellenbogen and Cronje, a powerhouse team, share the worries and thoughts that are going through all of our minds, while also dealing with the facts.

Ellenbogen first encountered Ebola when he worked and researched with the Pygmy people of Gabon fifteen years ago – and now he brings this knowledge to the forefront.

Working with Ellenbogen is the exceptional performance talent of Cronje. Cronje has been in the internationally successful Miss Julie and has just returned from Singapore, the last leg of the world tour. She too is driven to tell the story of nations at war with an invisible and deadly enemy.

Dates: 29th October – 1 November
Wednesday – Saturday: 8pm
Tickets: R100

Phone Liz on 072 316 6133


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