Based on the Caine prize-winning short story from Mary Watson’s collection called Moss, this is a performance work about families and the secrets that they hide. Set in Redhill, Cape Town, before the forced removals, we take a look behind ‘closed doors’ and uncover a one family’s secrets. All of the characters strive to live by their own unique versions of morality but their reliance and desperate need for each other complicates matters. Evelyn, a young girl desperate for her mother’s attention and time, finds herself idolizing her aunt Jessica and desperate to please her father, Stephen. Stephen and Jessica try to comfort Evelyn but the lines get crossed and the sins start to boil over…

Based on the short story by Mary Watson

Directed & Designed by Jade Bowers (2017 Naledi Award Winner forBest Director and 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre)

Adapted by Ameera Patel ( Naledi Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress, Winner of the PANSA New Writing Award)

Commissioned by Festival Theaterformen (Germany)


Ameera Patel as Jessica

Carla Classen as Evelyn

Jaques De Silva as Stephen

Tracey-lee Oliver as Annette

Music Composed and Performed by Yogin Sullaphen