Om Hendrik Weg te Bring

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Om Hendrik Weg te Bring ("To take Uncle Hendrik away") is a play by Cas van Rensburg (1942-2018).

The original text

It tells of Susan Breedt's decision to go to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to talk about the death of her son, Hendrik, in Angola, causes conflict with her husband. Their situation echoes that of the grandmother who lost her son, also Hendrik, in a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War.

South African performances

1997: Performed at the KKNK, directed by Jacqui Singer, featuring Trix Pienaar and Johan Botha.


KKNK Festival programme, 1997.

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