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Aars! is a play by Peter Verhelst (1962- )[1] and Luk Perceval (1957-)[2].

Also written AARS!.

The original text

Written and produced in 2000, it is a poetic response to Euripides’ classic cycle of sacrifice, blood and revenge, looking at the failure of late 20th century "Democratic Man".

Translations and adaptations

Translated from the original Dutch into Afrikaans by Marthinus Basson (2001).

Performance history in South Africa

Produced by Saartjie Botha, Vleis, Rys, en Aartappels, directed by Marthinus Basson with Dawid Minnaar, Antoinette Kellerman, Jaco Bouwer and Rolanda Marais. Music by James Webb. Opened at the Aardklop festival, 2-6 October 2001. The same production was later staged in the Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch and at the KKNK in 2002.




Programme of the Vleis, Rys, en Aartappels production.

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