Gerrit Wessels (19**-) Actor.
He studied in London with an NTO bursary until 1952.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He starred in Ben Jonson’s hit show Volpone which was directed by Leonard Schach for the National Theatre at the Reps Theatre in 1952. Also starring Pieter Geldenhuys, Siegfried Mynhardt, Edna Jacobson, Frank Wise and Vivienne Drummond. Volpone enjoyed another run at the Benoni Town Hall later that same year.
Starred in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot which was directed by Leonard Schach and staged at the Little Theatre in Cape Town in 1955. It was staged again at the Technical College Hall in March 1956 and also starred Alec Bell and Gavin Haughton.
Oupa Brompie theatre programme, 1950.
Skrikkeljaar programme notes, 1958.
Tucker, 1997. 64, 90.
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