Die Vonkel in Haar Oë!
The original text
Subtitled "'n spel van my kontrei" ("a play from my region"), it is a love story that centres on life in the Kalahari.
First published in 1960 by J.L. van Schaik, reprinted a number of times.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1960: First produced by National Theatre Organisation, opening on 8 February 1960 in the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre, directed by Michal Grobbelaar featuring i.a. Elsa Fouché, Schalk Jacobsz, Salie Vermaak and Pietro Nolte. Taken on a successful tour throughout the country.
1967: Performed by ** in the Windhoek Theatre in February
1989: Performed by CAPAB in the Nico Malan Theatre, 16 March to 1 April. Directed by Paul Malherbe with Flip Theron, Dulsie van den Bergh, Pieter Bredenkamp, Limpie Basson, Gustav Geldenhuys, Nico de Beer, Elma van Wijk, Gretha Brazelle, Johan Botha. Lighting by Malcolm Hurrell, set and costume design by Peter Krummeck.
1989: Performed by CAPAB / KRUIK at the Port Elizabeth Opera House, April 14 & 15, 1989. Directed by Paul Malherbe. Starring Dulsie van den Bergh, Pieter Bredenkamp, Flip Theron, Limpie Basson, Gustav Geldenhuys, Nico de Beer, Elma van Wijk, and Gretha Brazelle.
2004: Performed from June to September by the Afrikaanse Toneelgenootskap under the patronage of the GHA (Genootskap vir die Handhawing van Afrikaans), directed by Jan van Niekerk and performed in various school and church halls around Pretoria.
Nico Malan Theatre pamphlet, Feb-March 1989
Die Afrikaner, 17 June 2004.
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