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Adapted into English as Shear Madness by Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan , and opened in Boston at the Charles Playhouse Stage II in January 1980, this particular production going on to become one of the longest-running nonmusical plays in the world, celebrating on January 29, 2020.
(The title not to be confused with Sheer Madness, the English version of Heller Wahn, a 1983 German arthouse film directed by Margarethe von Trotta).
Performance history in South Africa
1997: Staged by Pieter Toerien Productions in the Rex Garner Theatre in November 1997, adapted by Malcolm Terrey, directed by Terrey and Rex Garner, with Malcolm Terrey, Annelisa Weiland, Roger Dwyer, Leon van Heerden, Melody O'Brian and Carl Beukes.
1997: The same production was staged in the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town in December
1998: The same production was staged in the Momentum Theatre in Pretoria in January.
Die Burger, 22 December 1997.
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