Press Releases for Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, 1 September 2009
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The Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University is proud to announce the debut of their HIV/AIDS educational theatre production, Lucky Fish, to be officially launched at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on 1 September 2009.

Lucky Fish is the second educational theatre production from the Africa Centre. The Centre’s first production, the popular long running show Lucky, the Hero! will also feature on the bill for the September 1st event. Incidentally, Lucky, the Hero! finds itself in the company of a select few South African theatre productions. Only a handful of theatre productions – albeit educational theatre – have enjoyed such a long run. In the past five years it has played to more than 100 000 people – in major concert halls, rural town halls, farm sheds, festivals, schools, churches and prisons, and to corporate giants such as Peninsula Beverage Company Pty Ltd (Penbev) and Eskom.

Lucky Fish, like its predecessor Lucky, the Hero! is again written by actress/writer Vicky Davis and produced and directed by Jimmie Earl Perry. Lucky, the Hero! focuses on clearing up general misconceptions and dispelling myths about HIV/AIDS by giving the basic facts around the virus. Lucky Fish, however, will move from basic education to concentrate more on legal and management issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. With “Tuna Turner and Mackerel Jackson” in this energetic cast”, this 35-minute production is filled with humour and music. It is an influential intervention tool to empower employers and employees alike about successfully managing HIV/AIDS in their workplace. While still providing the essential facts about the disease, indeed a show not to be missed.

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