MORE ABOUT ‘ADAPT OR DYE’ Thirty years after PW Botha gave him the title ‘Adapt or Dye’, Pieter-Dirk Uys is once again inspired by a politician in 2012 who said: ‘Adapt or Fly!’.
Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout and familiar characters Pik Botha, Nowell Fine, Mrs Petersen, the old Krokodil, Madiba and the dancing Prez come to the rescue! In a time of depression, recession, fear and anger, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us?
Adapt or Fly is a politically incorrect production that features many controversial Prime Ministers, Presidents and Politicians, from Pik Botha and FW de Klerk, to Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma and including political advice for Julius ‘Juju’ Malema (aka Kidi Amin).
The show also celebrates Uys’s career that has spanned three decades. In 1981 he started his total onslaught against careless, corrupt and unacceptable politics. Apartheid might officially be dead today, but the careless, corrupt and unacceptable political crooks and clowns are still dancing centre-stage. It is said when history repeats itself, it can take tragedy and turn it into farce. So banish the blues. Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams. As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future.
The most famous white woman in South Africa!
Evita Bezuidenhout was born in Bethlehem in the Orange Free State on 28 September 1935 as Evangelie Poggenpoel. She became Killarney Film Actress in the mid 50's in films like "Boggel en die Akkedis", "Meisie van my drome" and "Duiwelsvallei".
Married: She married Dr JJ de V Bezuidenhout (Oom Hasie) in 1958. Their children are De Kock, Izan and Billie-Jeanne.
Political Career: Associated with Parliamentary life as the wife of MP for Laagerfontein in the 60's and 70's, she became an intimate friend to HF Verwoerd, Tini Vorster and Eliza Botha.
Present at the momentous happenings such as: Macmillan's speech, Verwoerd's assassination, Vorster's rise to power and PW Botha's coup.
She became SA Ambassador to the Independent Black homeland Republic of Bapetikosweti in 1983.
Evita assisted Pik Botha in the Total Diplomatic Onslaught on the world during the 80's
Family: Evita is the grandmother to three black children from Billie-Jeanne who married Leroy Makoeloeli. Her son Izan is an active member of the AWB and her other son De Kock is a with the Gay Liberation movement. Her husband is writing his memoirs and her sister, Bambi Kellermann is shocking the nation with her frank cabarets and confessions.
She is the best babotie maker in South Africa.
Evita is known for her TV chat show FUNIGALORE, which was her contribution to the RDP: restructuring prejudice and developing compassion.