Kennedy's Children

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Kennedy's Children [1] is a play by American playwright Robert Patrick. The play is set in a New York bar in which a disparate collection of people reflect on their lives in the wake of the collapsed American dream that followed the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Performance history in South Africa

1975: First produced in South Africa at The Space (Cape Town) 12 June to 2 August 1975, directed and lit by Robert Patrick, with Yvonne Bryceland, George Duffy, Andrea Fine, Ethwyn Grant, Blaise Koch, Jonathan Sherwood and Maralin Vanrenen. Design by Robert Patrick and George Duffy and design and stage management by Biddy Edelberg.

1975: Performed by The Company at the Chelsea Theatre in Hillbrow, in April. Direction and decor by Leonard Schach. In the cast: Bess Finney, John Higgins, Lyn Hooker, Erica Rogers, John Rogers.

1995 Performed at Eauver the Top in Muizenberg in Cape Town, directed by Mark Graham) with Shirley Johnston..

Grahamstown Festival (year?) directed by Nico de Beer.

Translations and adaptations


Readout: the Space club newsletter No.17 for June 1975.

Astbury 1979.

Inskip, 1977. p 127.

Tucker, 1997. 314.

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