Three strangers board a long-distance train in South Africa and discover they are all booked into the same Second Class three-sleeper coupé. They are the English-speaking South African Duane Buckman, the overweight Afrikaans-speaking South African Francois le Grange and the French-speaking (unilingual) Felicité Strasbourg.
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Performance history in South Africa
2006: Staged by the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company at the Grahamstown Festival, directed by Sue Pam-Grant, with Sylvaine Strike (Felicité Strasbourg), Gerard Bester (Duane Buckman), Brian Webber (Francois le Grange), Toni Morkel (The Conductor). The production was then moved to the Wits Theatre Complex for the 969 Festival in Johannesburg. It was awarded the Naledi Awards for: Best Actress in a Comedy (Sylvaine Strike), Best Actor in a Comedy (Gerard Bester), Best Cutting Edge Play, Best Ensemble Piece, Best Musical Score (Philip Miller), Best Lighting (Declan Randall) and Best Set Design (Chen Nakar).
EP Herald, 5 July 2006.
The Star, 20 July 2006.
Beeld, 29 August 2008.
Sunday Independent, 28 September 2008.
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