An Evening at the Vernes

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An Evening at the Vernes is a full-length play by Stephen Gray.

The original text

Published in Contemporary South African Plays (edited by Ernest Pereira, published by Ravan Press) in 1977, pp. 163-221.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans as 'n Aandjie by die Vernes by Louis van Rooyen and Johann Papendorf, the text published by DALRO.

Performance history in South Africa

1975: Performed in Afrikaans in the Arena Theatre, Johannesburg by PACT, directed by Louis van Niekerk. The cast: Zack du Plessis (Verne), Magda van Biljon (Honorine), Gerben Kamper (Gaston) and Kenneth Linge (Victor).

1986: Performed in English by NAPAC in the Loft Theatre, Durban, directed by Stephen Coan opening 13 August 1986.


Notes: Contemporary South African Plays, p. 157.

Theatre programme (Loft Theatre production) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 2. 41.

Correspondence from Stephen Gray, 16 January 2014

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