Two-hander comedy at Masque

Clifford Graham directs Bill Manhoff’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” for the Claremont Dramatic Society. This production opens on Friday, February 22nd to Saturday, March 2nd excluding Sunday and Wednesday.


Jana Botha and Sheldon Cross in "The Owl and The Pussycat" showing at the Masque TheatreThe play initially ran on Broadway during the late 1960s. It enjoyed great success and was made into a movie in 1970 starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal.  She won a Golden Globe Award for her role.


This funny, poignant and thought-provoking romantic comedy is set in a San Francisco loft apartment. Sheldon Cross and Jana Botha play the two characters – an earnest young writer Felix (the Owl) and a scatty aspiring “model and actress” Doris (the Pussycat). Felix has his sensitivities continually tested by Doris, with her misguided aspirations and bawdiness. She constantly pushes the boundaries of their unlikely relationship.

Weeknights are at 8pm and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, with Saturday evening shows at 6.30pm. Tickets for the matinees and Thursday evening are R55, with other evening shows being R65. (Masque Theatre Club members enjoy a R10 discount)


To book phone Masque Theatre bookings on 021 788 1898 (o/h) or email