A R2 or so


Live Performance

A R2 or So is a theatrical tragicomedy based on the Mandela Bay Northern Areas’ less fortunate people. With both laughter and sadness, the play highlights the stories of beggars, and the difficult life decisions they have made along the way. The characters in this play have been meeting at the corner shop everyday for the past 5 years. Even though they have completely different personalities they seem to be stuck together creating some type of friendship. They all come to run away from their problems at home, except for Calvin. He has nowhere to go because he lives on the street, precisely in the bushes across the road from the corner shop.

A R2 or So goes with the well known saying "laugh to keep from crying" and all of the happenings in this play are true to life.


Written and directed by Shauney Loggenberg.

Produced by B.Y.S Production in partnership with the Mandela Bay Arts Festival.



Calvin (Silence): Brent Nomdoe

Jenna (Cra-Cra): Yonela Stofile

Shevano (Dota): Liam Plaatjies

Rhene (Myde): Shauney Loggenberg

About the Artists

BYS is a theatre company, which was created in 2017. The company includes Brent Nomdoe and Yonela Stofile who are Performing Artist, both of whom have diplomas from StageWorld Theatre School and Trinity College Of London (ATCL Associates). Shauney Loggenberg and Liam Plaatjies have diplomas in Musical Theatre from StageWorld Theatre School and Trinity College Of London (ATCL Associates).

We have been in various plays from dramatic plays to comedic to dance and singing as well as Children's theatre and Christmas plays.

  • Target Age Group
    18 to 21 years
  • Age Classification
    PG 16+
  • Reason for Classification
    • Aimed Towards Adults
    • Family

  • February 16, 2024
    18:30 - 19:15
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre

  • February 18, 2024
    18:30 - 19:15
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre

  • February 21, 2024
    20:30 - 21:15
    Athenaeum Studio Theatre
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    Athenaeum Studio Theatre
  • Location
    The Athenaeum, Athol Fugard Terrace Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha
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    There are a few steps down to the Studio Theatre, but wheelchair access can be arranged. Please contact us if you have access needs that we can assist you with.
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    Live Performance