La Giara

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La Giara (1909), originally a short story, is a play by Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer Luigi Pirandello [1] (1867-1936). The storyline offers a Sicily of sunshine, countryside, song and eccentrics.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English, entitled The Jar.

Translated into Afrikaans as Die Kruik by Con de Villiers.

Performance history in South Africa

The Jar was produced by PACOFS in 1974, directed by Jannie Gildenhuys starring Wim Vorster, Neels Coetzee, George Barnes, and Alison Marquard.

Die Kruik was presented as part of an event entitled Drie Eenbedrywe in aid of the United Nations Children's Fund under the direction of Miems de Bruyn, date (possibly 1948) and venue unknown. The cast: Phil Loots, Jacoba Potgieter, Anneke Rossouw, Ernestine Bruwer, Lourens Voges, Dirk du Toit, Joe Ferreira, Andries van Heerden, Johan Bothma, Willem Laubscher, Boela Holloway.


PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988

Drie Eenbedrywe theatre programme.

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