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A play by Karen Jeynes.

The original text

A play about a woman who discovers her husband is gay.

The play has played a number of theatres and festivals in South Africa, and has toured internationally, inter alia to the USA, Canada and Nigeria, and the text was published by Junkets Publisher in 2007.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans as Is Almal Dan Fokken Volmaak? by Saartjie Botha.

Performances in South Africa

2005: First performed as a rehearsed play-reading at the NLDTF/PANSA Festival of Reading of New Writing in the Intimate Theatre, Cape Town, directed by ** with Eve Szapira, ** and **. (Won the Best Writer Award, Best Director Award and the Audience Award.)

2005: Performed at the Actors' Centre, Johannesburg Civic Theatre.

2006: Performed at the Grahamstown Festival

2007: Performed at the Sanlam Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre

2007: The Botha Afrikaans translation, Is Almal Dan Fokken Volmaak? was staged, directed by Lara Bye.


Malan, Wilson and Fick. 2013. Now I Am Alone 2: pp.30-33.

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