The Things You Left Behind

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The Things You Left Behind by Jason Potgieter.

The original text

It is a heartfelt and elegiac play about the delicate beauty of human life. Its often humourous story is told via a series of mismatched characters who've never met each other, yet whose lives are inexplicably entwined through an accident. Winner of a Standard Bank Silver Ovation award at National Arts Festival 2013.

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Performance history in South Africa

2013: Directed by Kim Kerfoot, starring Jason Potgieter and Alicia McCormick, National Arts Festival.

2014: Staged by the same team at the Alexander Upstairs, Cape Town, in memory of celebrated theatremaker Peter Hayes who passed away in December 2013.


Review written by Steyn du Toit, Cape Times, 13 January 2014.

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