As Ons Twee Eers Getroud Is!
(Though Beukes was fond of using exclamation marks in his titles, the title of this play is sometimes also written As Ons Twee Eers Getroud Is)
The original text
Published in Pretoria J.L. van Schaik in 1952, reprinted numerous times since.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1952: First performed professionally by NTO in 1952, playing for 185 performances. The cast included Dan Welman, Sara Louw, Pieter Wilcocks, Tromp Terreblanche, Emgee Pretorius, Nilo Naudé van Zyl, James Norval (Oupa), Anna Cloete (Violet Bloom). Directed by Siegfried Mynhardt. Wena Naudé played the role of "Ma" until she had to leave the company in September.
1968: A PACT production opened on 29 August 1968 in the Breytenbach Theatre. The cast included Christopher Hale (Herman), Wilna Snyman (Ma), James Norval (Oupa), Anna Cloete (Weduwee, Violet Bloom), Louw Verwey (Pa), Katinka Heyns as Annalies, Stephan Bouwer (Kalie), Thea Kirstein (Sans), Marius Weyers (Johan), Sheryl Stewardson (Pansy). Directed by Francois Swart, set designed by David Mackenzie.
The film version
1962: Directed by Jan Perold, with Frederik Burgers , Lulu Kruger, Willem Loots, Emsie Botha, Jaco van der Westhuizen, Pat Gill, Abrie van Rooyen, Elsa Fouché, Ralph Loubser, Wena Naudé, Jan Bruyns, Christo Gerber, Sann de Lange, Patrick Mynhardt and Arthur Swemmer. Cinematography by John Brown, assisted by Denzil Doyle, film Editing by Peter Grossett, set décor by George Canes, makeup by William Bell and Lillian O'Flaherty, sound by Edward Howes and Otto Snel. Production manager George Vollaire.
Helikon, 1(5). pp. 97-98.
Lantern, 2(3):296. 1952.
Teater SA, 1(1) and (2), 1968.
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