The Stage Performing Arts Studio presents Cirque Afrika Ole at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, on Thursday and Friday September 22 and 23, at 8pm. The production inspired by the last State of the Nation address, supplying commentary on South Africa in general through drama, music and dance. Say the performers Jumaine Hansen, Matthew van Niekerk, Jeanne Odendal, Cara van der Merwe and Leah Paul, pictured, “We cannot stare blindly at the fact that our country is on a slippery downhill slope to nowhere. We can try to cover up and ignore, but a circus remains a circus.” Tickets cost R80. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 788 1898.