Somewhere on the Border
Somewhere on the Border is a play by Anthony Akerman. Written in 1983, was banned "as a publication" in South Africa. However, it was a countrywide success when it was performed and was nominated for the DALRO Best Play Award in 1987. The Argus called it "the ultimate anti-war statement in white South African theatre".** Full-length. Cast: men.
Performance history in South Africa
1987: Presented by the Little Theatre, Cape Town, in association with Basil Rubin in January. Directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven, starring Blaise Koch, Timmy Kwebulana, Johann Myburgh, André-Jacques van der Merwe, Hannes Muller, André Lombard, Deon Opperman. Lighting designed by Gerda Kruger.
1987: Staged by PACT, directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven, with Dawid Minnaar (David Levitt), Timmy Kwebulana (Blackman), Johann Myburgh (Trevor Mowbray), André-Jacques van der Merwe (Kpl Kotze), Hannes Muller (Hennie Badenhorst), André Lombard (Paul Marais) and Martin le Maitre (Doug Campbell).
2011: André Odendaal directed the play at the Grahamstown Festival, starring Kaz McFadden, Charlie Bouguenon, Dylan Horley, André Lötter, Glen Biderman-Pam, Luan Jacobs, Ndino Ndilula. This production was also staged at the Market Theatre and the Baxter Theatre in 2012.
Translations and adaptations
PACT theatre programme, 1987.
Theatre programme, 1987.
The Star, 10 January 2012.
Finsncial Mail, 3 February 2012.
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