Paul Slabolepszy gripping new play – BORDERLINE hits the Market Theatre stages this June!

Multi award winner Paul Slabolepszy’s latest play Borderline will have its world premiere at the Market Theatre from the Friday 3 June – Sunday 3 July 2022.

Slabolepszy’s latest offering is a gripping and powerful drama that deals with complex family relationships and the consequences of unresolved trauma. Shot through with dark humour and surprising twists and turns, it is a journey that moves through darkness and despair to hope and healing.

The play follows the lives of a young couple Businessman Raymond Kruger and his wife of less than two years, Wellness & Beauty Shop Owner Faith Dlamini, who are in the process of emigrating to Canada.

As the only child of a single parent, Faith has foreseen the emotional impact this move will inevitably have on both her and her doting mother and prepares for it by tackling the issues of loss and separation head on. Husband Raymond’s situation is entirely different. His mother is deceased, his sister lives in the UK and he and his abusive father, a 1970s SA Border War veteran living in a retirement village in the Western Cape, have not spoken to each other in over twenty years. On the eve of their departure, Faith convinces her husband to reach out and make peace with an old man who, unable to deal with his own demons back in the day, made the lives of all those in his orbit a perpetual torment.

With over thirty-five plays to his credit, Paul is arguably (after Athol Fugard) South Africa’s foremost playwright, his work having been performed in the UK, the USA, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, Denmark and the Middle East. As an actor, Paul has appeared in well over 100 Stage and TV Plays, as well as 15 Feature Films.

Making her long awaited return in the directors seat is actress, writer and director Maralin Vanrenen. Her most recent success as Producer and Writer is the Documentary Film Mother to Mother based on the novel by the esteemed Sindiwe Magona.

The experience of both Slabolepszy and Vanrenen will deliver to audiences a gut wrenching and emotional roller-coaster play with South Africans finest leading man and lady Anthony Coleman and Lerato Mvelase who will render powerful depictions of these intense characters.

Borderline is a three hander that promises to pack a sizzling punch and will give audiences a truly memorable experience!


Season: Friday 3 June – Sunday 3 July 2022
Venue: John Kani

Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday @19h00 and Sunday @15h00
Ticket prices: Tuesday – Thursday R90
Friday – Saturday R150
Sunday – R130


To make block bookings and discounts please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/ 083 246 4950 or Bandile Luvalo 078 4344 860