Eugene Yiga is a reformed accountant, now enjoying his time as a lifestyle and entertainment writer (and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards board member) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
He also writes about personal development and is on a quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time before he turns 30.
You can contact Eugene by following @eugeneyiga on Twitter or by emailing to say, um, hello.
[Eugene Yiga] Venus in Furs, the erotic novella by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (the "father" of masochism), caused quite a stir when it was published in 1870. Contemporary American playwright David Ives has taken inspiration from the classic and turned it into a play described as so good it hurts and so sexy you could sweat.
[Eugene Yiga] On 14 January 2008, 17-year-old Johan Nel killed four people during a shooting spree in Skierlik, an informal settlement just outside Ventersdorp in the North West province. Now, more than five years later, the effect of this tragic event is explored in one of the most moving plays you'll see this year.
[Eugene Yiga] Take the most innovative, successful, creative, ambitious thinkers and entrepreneurs in the internet space and ask them to share their stories, ideas, and predictions for the future in a format that is fresh, relevant, and engaging. The result: Net Prophet.
[Eugene Yiga] Inspiration can strike at any moment. For Robert Fridjhon, whose award-winning stage career spans over twenty years, it came when he worked for FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre back in 2006. Given that most of the cases he worked on involved birds, and that he was reading African Genesis by Robert Audrey, it was only a matter of time before the idea for Twitch was born.
[Eugene Yiga] Cape Town's Long Street has earned a reputation as one of the city's favourite party spots, what with all its restaurants, bars, and clubs. Many local residents and international visitors make this place their home late into the night and early into the morning. But do you really know who they are?
[Eugene Yiga] "Miss Molière's The Miser," wrote a reviewer in The Star, "and you are sacrificing the South African production of the year. Any year." Part satire and part farce, the adapted 17th-century classic, which won four Naledi Theatre Awards following its premiere at Johannesburg's Market Theatre last October, is now showing in Cape Town.
[Eugene Yiga] A man and a woman sit opposite each other in the detached intimacy of a train compartment. He is a famous author; she is an ardent admirer of his work. Will they eventually break the silence and speak to each other?
[Eugene Yiga] KickstArt, the award-winning theatre company that brought us Cabaret and Red, is dishing up something new in Don't Dress for Dinner. Described as a farce about double adultery and gourmet cooking, this hilarious production will leave you begging for seconds!
[Eugene Yiga] Ahoy, mateys! Are you ready for a tale of high jinks on the high seas? An adventure filled with poachers, pirates, a submarine, a spaceship, and a whale? Then I suggest you get down to the University of Cape Town's Little Theatre and get ready to Get Kraken.