YOU SUCK & other inescapable truths
YOU SUCK (And Other Inescapable Truths) documents the spirited misadventures of a Grade 9 Afrikaans underdog and her crucial survival-advice as a minority in an Anglophile high school.
It's about falling apart, fitting in, and getting even. It’s also hilariously funny, with Klara Van Wyk’s portrayal of the gum-snapping, rambunctious teen earning her a Fleur-Du-Cap nomination, as well as a Standard Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2016.
Van Wyk’s creation and trouble-maker Pretina de Jager will offer expert tips on how to: hashtag like a celeb, crush the mean girl mafia, and twerk your way through teen angst.
"The manner in which Van Wyk invests the audience in Prettina's experiences, both as a writer and a performer, is masterful and the results - organic comedy and genuine pathos - are quite something to experience." - David Fick, Broadway World
“Klara captures the ennui of a Joburg teen magnificently. Extremely funny but not without darkness and pain. Kinda like Die Antwoord made a solo theatre show with elements of clowning after a trip to the shopping centre. But not. You'll have to see for yourself.” - Nicholas Spagnoletti.
Awesome performance made me laugh almost made me cry
A pity one couldn't see Klara when she sat down.
Incredibly funny and heartfelt show .
Completely absorbing and engaging. I couldn't help responding to the emotional roller coaster and those facial expressions.
I found the performance slightly entertaining. best,MFR
I loved the show up until the animal cruelty which wasn't necessary. It was like a comedy that suddenly decided to be art house serious. Fabulous acting but it would have been more memorable if she'd beaten the crap out of the psycho love interest (aka future serial killer) & saved the mouse. It went from uplifting & hilarious to horrible. I know it can be argued that it was a life lesson & she remained positive but for me all I remember of this is a burning mouse.
I really enjoyed it as my first experience of the theatre ! Had a great laugh !! It was very funny with a uniquely South African turn of phrase and real problems we can all identify with ! Super evening - I have tickets for other shows already , will be seeing you all soon !
We always enjoy visiting Pop Art, we have never seen a show that wasn't wonderful! Thank you.
Very funny and sweet. Excellent performance by Klara -- I really enjoyed it.
Poignant, hilarious and such a brilliantly heartfelt performance. Such beautiful synergy between director and performer. Can't get enough of performances like this.
Absolutely fantastic, funny and slightly strange in a good way
Klara's portrayal of an angst-ridden teen trying to fit in is brilliant
A great way to start the New Year! Look forward to many more outings to the wonderful POPART Theatre.
Captivating, funny and great acting