Die Antrittsrede der Amerikanischen Päpstin
The original text
Performance history in South Africa
1985: Staged in Afrikaans, translated by Linda van den Bergh as Pous Johanna II, presented by CAPAB, directed by Mario Schiess. This production originally premiered as one of the productions at the Market Theatre's Women's Festival in April of 1985, and was then performed at the Nico Malan Theatre in June 1985 and the Kleinteater, Skinner street Pretoria 12-23 November 1985. Jana Cilliers in the role of Pope Joan II. Design by Skip Wright, costumes by Heather McDonald.
2001: Staged in English as The American Popess in the Wits Theatre Complex in March 2001, directed by Mark Graham, with Jana Cilliers (as "Pope Joan II") and Galeboe Moabi. The same production was subsequently performed in various venues across South Africa.
Translations and adaptations
Pous Johanna II theatre programme, 1985.
The Citizen, 12 March 2001.
Sunday Independent, 18 March 2001.
Business Day, 23 March 2001.
Die Burger, 10 & 12 April 2004.
Cape Times, 14 April 2004.
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