The Fantastical History of a Useless Man
The Fantastical History of a Useless Man, devised by Malcolm Purkey for Junction Avenue Theatre Company (JATC). A deconstruction of the “official” South African history utilizing vaudeville techniques.
The original text
First published by Ravan Press in 1978, republished in 1995 in At the Junction: four plays by the Junction Avenue Theatre Company Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.
Performance history in South Africa
1976: First performed in September 1976, directed by Ken Leach?*.
1978: A Baxter Company '78 production was directed by Ken Leach. The cast: Keith Grenville, Henry Goodman, Wilson Dunster, Melanie-Ann Sher, Sandra Prinsloo, Merle Lifson, Michele Maxwell, Roland Stafford.
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