Klarabelle gaan Kaap toe

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Klarabelle gaan Kaap toe ("Klarabelle goes to the Cape"). Debut play (2002) by Zenobia Kloppers.

Original text

The play is about a woman who had lost her memory and thus her ancestry and heritage, and who, in the course of the play; goes on a symbolic train journey to Cape Town, meeting all manner of South African characters on her travels. It explored something very close to Kloppers's heart, namely issues pertaining to coloured identity.

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Performance history in South Africa

2002: Premiered in the Arena Theatre at ArtsCape in Cape Town in August 2002, directed by Monique Seigel, with Zenobia Kloppers, Jerick September, Garth Erasmus and Glen Arendse.

2003: After being performed at KKNK and Aardklop the same production was staged in the Studio at the Baxter Theatre in October 2003.


Cape Argus, 29 August 2002.

Die Burger, 29 August 2002.

Cape Times, 8 March 2007.

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