Pieter-Dirk Uys. The Echo of a Noise

Satirical One-man-show

Uys tells of a life full of love, laughter, and loss against the backdrop of Mozart's music, apartheid and the life story of his mother Helga Bassel from the Neue Kantstraße, Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Helga Bassel arrives in Cape Town in 1936, her Blüthner grand piano in her luggage, and marries the pianist Hannes Uys. As South Africa sinks deeper into the darkness of apartheid, their home in Pinelands, Cape Town becomes a place of retreat for those struggling for their lives and their convictions – in Pieter-Dirk Uys' memory always accompanied by bitter laughter.

3 May, 7.30 Uhr
Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Man sitting on a stool, dark background

"Almost famous" – Pieter-Dirk Uys' ironic self-portrayal; photo: Stefan Hurter

The Echo of a Noise is the one-man-memoir of South African satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, son of a Boer and a German-Jewish mother. His play is about his parents and his sister – all three of them pianists.

Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • When

    3 May 2017, 7.30 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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