A playland as event
A well known example of a park by this name is Playland in New York -
The original text
Set in the grounds of a fun park, it is a play of reconciliation, about white anxieties about the aspirations of whites, and the memories of the civil war, on the eve of the new South Africa.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1992: First performed at ** in the USA, then presented by Mannie Manim Productions at the Market Theatre and the Baxter Theatre in 1992, featuring John Kani and Sean Taylor. Voice of 'Barking Barney' Barkhuizen: Bill Flynn. Associate director and designer: Susan Hilferty. Sound designer: Mark Malherbe. Lighting designer: Mannie Manim. First published by Witwatersrand University Press 1992.
2014: Translated into Afrikaans by Saartjie Botha, produced and directed by Albert Maritz, with Mbulelo Grootboom and Albert Pretorius, 23 January to 15 February, 2014, Fugard Theatre, Cape Town. It was a part of the Suidoosterfees. Set and Lighting design by Albert Maritz, Set construction and detailing by Koos Marais and Gaerin Hauptfleisch; Costume Design by Koos Marais, Production Manager Johann Kupferburger, Stage Manager Gaerin Hauptfleisch and Surtitle Operator Shayna Gleave.
Performance history abroad
AusStage . (Australian production 1994).
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