Hantie kom Huistoe

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Hantie kom Huistoe ("Hantie comes home") is a play by P.W.S. Schumann, for which he jointly won the inaugural Krugersdorp Municipal Dramatic and Operatic Society (KMDOS) playwriting competition in 1932. (He shared this with In die Dae van Jan van Riebeeck by Sannie Metelerkamp.)

The original text

Published by Van Schaik, 1933.

The play won a first prize awarded by the Krugersdorpse Munisiplae Vereniging vir Drama en Opera in a South African playwriting competition, year unknown.

Performance history in South Africa

1933: Performed by the Oranjeklub in Cape Town on 2 December, directed by Marguerite I. Murray starring Anna Neethling-Pohl, Gideon Roos, Herman Steytler and others. This performance was an important catalyst which led to the formation of the Kaapstadse Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging (KAT).

1936: In 1936 it was produced by the Ons Teatertjie Toneelgroep in Pretoria, directed by Leonie Pienaar.

Sources

Stellenbosch University Library catalogue.

Binge, 1969, pp 193, 211.

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