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A 1979 play by American playwrights Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan. [1]

The original text

Based on a German murder mystery play titled Scherenschnitt, written by Paul Pörtner (1925–1984).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Staged by Pieter Toerien Productions in the Rex Garner Theatre in November 1997, adapted and Malcolm Terrey, directed by Terrey and Rex Garner, with Malcolm Terrey, Annelisa Weiland, Roger Dwyer, Leon van Heerden, Melody O'Brian and Carl Beukes. The same production was staged in December 1997 in the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and in January 1998 in the Momentum Theatre in Pretoria.


Die Burger, 22 December 1997.

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