Hello Out There

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Hello Out There [1] is a 1941 one-act play by Armenian-American dramatist and author William Saroyan (1908–1981) [2].

Published in One act short plays of the modern theatre, edited by Samuel Moon, Grove, c1961.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Staged, together with Brink's Die Koffer by the Libertas Theatre Club in The Cellar, directed by Piet van Straaten, with Peter de Swardt (Young Man), Rita Sierts-Ehlers (Girl), Peter Viljoen (Man), Piet van Straaten (2nd Man) and Gertie Smith-Visser (Woman).

1977: Staged at The Space (Cape Town) as a lunch-hour production, directed by Dorrian McLaren with Fiona Baigrie, Charles Comyn, Andrea Fine, Joe Gibbon and Robin Smith.

1979 (?): Directed by Liske Kotzé for a lunchtime performance by a group of students of the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department. Lochner de Kock, Pamela Moag, Anton Smith and Wilna Engelbrecht were in the cast. Lighting by Lourens Strydom, sound by Lilian Jonck.


Libertas Theatre Club programme (undated).

Astbury 1979.

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