Die Vleiroos

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Die Vleiroos (“The Marsh Rose”) is a play by Pieter-Dirk Uys in Afrikaans about a woman's struggle to protect an unspoilt environment against development.

The original text

Vleiroos published by DALRO, 1992.

Translations and adaptations

Translated and performed?* in English as The Marshrose in 1999. Published in No Space on Long Street ; Marshrose : two plays by Pieter-Dirk Uys. Cape Town : comPress, 2000.

Performance history in South Africa

1992: Presented by KRUIK in collaboration with P.D. Uys Produksies and the National Arts Festival in 1992. The World première was on 9 June 1992 at the Nico Arena starring Chris van Niekerk (Ferdinand Barnard), Joey de Koker (Nedda Barnard), Theresa Cloete (Lizzie Smith) and Lynne Maree (Sofie Clarens). Direction was by Pieter-Dirk Uys, design by Nicholas de Klerk, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell.

1995: Performed in the Pieter Roos Theatre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre Complex in 1995, directed by Lynne Maree, starring Trix Pienaar (Nedda Barnard), André Stolz (Ferdinand Barnard), June van Merch (Lizzie Smith), Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Sofie Clarens).


Die Vleiroos theatre programme, 1992.

The Citizen 13 October 1995.

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