Quiet, Please

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Quiet, Please, a comedy in one act by Howard Buermann. Published by Dramatists Play Service, 1937. Separated by a chalk line down the middle of their cabin, Jeff and Judd, brothers, carry on a long feud of silence despite attempts to reconcile them. Their feud strikes a snag when they find themselves with an uninvited overnight guest on their hands in the form of Catherine, a young woman whose car has broken down near their farm. The situation becomes hilarious as the brothers attempt to maintain hospitality and personal hostilities. The feud collapses and Catherine departs. Pleased with their reconciliation, the brothers prepare to celebrate but fall into a wrangle trying to recall what the original quarrel was about!

Translated into Afrikaans as Stilte Asseblief by Laetitia Schoonraad and presented by the Bellvillese Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging at the ATKV Nasionale Toneelfees ("ATKV Amateur Play Competion") in the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre, November 1972, directed by Fanie Bekker. The cast: Kristo Pienaar, Fanie Bekker, Gerrit van der Merwe, Linn Audagnotti and Yvonne Britz.



ATKV Toneelfees programme, 1972 .

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