Harold and Maude

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Harold and Maude is a play in two acts by Colin Higgins [1]. Originally made as a movie (1971), based on a 20-minute graduate thesis project when Higgins was a student at UCLA and the resulting screenplay. First performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey.

Translations and adaptations

Published as a novel in 1971 and a stage adaption was done by Higgins in 1980 for production on Broadway. In 2008 adapted as a musical called Harold & Maude: The Musical , with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Joseph Thalken.

Translated into Afrikaans by Hannes Horne as Harold en Maude.

Performance history in South Africa

1982: First (?) produced on stage in South Africa at the Laager opening 4 April 1982. Directed by Tammy Bonell and starring Ruth Oppenheim and Jeremy Bonell.

1986: The Afrikaans version Harold en Maude was presented by SWARUK Toneel in 1986, directed by Hannes Horne, sound by Wim Vorster, lighting by Renée Viljoen, decor designed by Christo Boshoff, costumes designed by Peter Soldatos. Maude was played by Anna Neethling-Pohl, Alwyn van der Merwe was Harold and the rest of the cast were Illse Schmidt, Richard van der Westhuizen, Marchelle Verwey, Lindi van Vuuren, Christo Compion and Franz Gräbe.



See Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_and_Maude

Harold en Maude theatre programme, 1986, donated by Tony Fletcher, held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 9.

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