Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging

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AFRIKAANSE TONEELVERENIGING, Die, Cape Town. (Not to be confused with Kaapstadse Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging - KAT). Founded in August 1926 by three young lawyers, H.A. Fagan, Wessel Roux and A.H. Broeksma, in the Afrikaanse Koffiehuis. They performed in the Koffiehuis, as well as the Railway Institute and other venues over the years. Its first play was De Waal's Die Spioen en sy Handlanger ("The Spy and his Associates") in 1927, which they also did in the Eendracht-saal ("Unity Hall") in Salt River and in Porterville. Fagan's play Lenie was also created in this time and produced by them in the Railway Institute with Queenie Fagan and Wessel Roux in the leads. *** (See Du Toit, 1988) [JH]

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