Picture Incomplete is a solo musical play with a book by Trent Armand Kendall and music and lyrics by Michael Polese.


Through storytelling and song, Picture Incomplete sketches out the portrait of a man’s life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. As he clears out his stuff, memories from his past, outrageously nosy neighbours and some poignant chance encounters on the street help him to discover who he truly is. By turns hilarious and moving, this solo theatre piece delves into the human obsession with being perfect and unpacks the boxes we use to define ourselves.

2016-2017 Production

Picture IncompleteThe Alexander Upstairs: 1 – 3 December 2016.
The Alexander Upstairs: 23 – 28 January 2017.
POPArt Theatre: 20 – 23 April 2017.

Director: David Fick.

Cast: Schoeman Smit.

Reviews: None filed. Overall Review Score: TBC.

Awards: BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards – Best Director of a Musical (David Fick – nominated), Best Performer in a Leading Role in a Musical (Schoeman Smit – nominated), Best Revival of a Musical (nominated).

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