Die Ring

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Die Ring (“The Ring”) is a one-act play by Hélène Pienaar-De Klerk and Andries de Klerk.

The original text

An Afrikaans comedy about misunderstandings and rivalries at a wedding.

First published in the collection Die Ring en Ander Eenbedrywe by Hélène Pienaar-De Klerk and Andries de Klerk (Cape Town: Nasionale Pers) in 1944 and 1947. Also published later in Kom ons speel toneel by Gerhard Beukes (Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik).


1944: First performed by K.A.T. with Heleen de Klerk (Hélène Pienaar-De Klerk?) and Bertie van der Merwe in March in the Hofmeyr Hall, Cape Town.

1945: Produced for the Krugersdorp Municipal Dramatic and Operatic Society by Anna Neethling-Pohl as their entry in the 1945 FATSSA Play Festival.

1970s: Performed by the Ceres Amateur Toneelvereniging in the 1970s.


Trek, 8(22):15 1944.

Trek, 10(8):23 1945.

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