The Blue Iris

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A play by Athol Fugard.

The play

The story which revolves around the gradual disintegration of a marriage through misunderstanding, neglect and disappointment as told in the reminiscences and regrets of widower farmer Robert Hannay and the heart-wrenching sadness of his loyal farm worker and wife's companion - Rieta.


The play had its world premiere at the National Arts Festival in July 2012. In celebration of Athol Fugard's 80th birthday, the Fugard Theatre announced a 5 week season of the play at the Fugard Theatre Studio,directed by Janice Honeyman and starring Claire Berlein, Graham Weir and Lee-Ann van Rooi. Pusetso Thsibedi was the Assistant Director, lighting design by Mannie Manim, set design by Dicky Longhurst and costume design by Birrie le Roux.


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