(“Eldest sister”) by H.A. Fagan. A fine chronicle play in three acts about the crises and sacrifices in the life of Nelie (the “Ousus” of the title). Possibly Fagan’s best work. Full-length. Cast: mixed.
The original text
First published in 1936 (in the collection Die Ouderling en ander toneelstukke) by ** .
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1972: Presented by KRUIK Drama opening 3 August 1972 at the H.B. Thom Theatre and 31 August 1972 at the Nico Malan Theatre , directed by Suzanne van Wijk, decor by Pieter de Swardt, costumes by Eunice Pengelly. Mavis Lilenstein was the stage manager. The cast: Annette Engelbrecht (Nelie), Trudi du Plessis (Mina), Anna Cloete (Mevrou Venter), Mees Xteen (Hendrik Jooste), Roelf Laubscher (Oupa), Pierre Knoesen (Fanie).
Nel, F.J. 1972, p.23.
Ousus theatre programme, 1972.
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