The Time of the Hyena

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The Time of the Hyena (1986) is the first play written by Mitzi Booysen.

The original text

A play showing the confrontation between two women to explore the impotence of English white liberal thinking in a time of rapid black politicisation and the desperately hostile Afrikaner nationalism of the times. (The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Wednesday, 14 January , 1987: p.12)[1]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1986: Staged by PACT in the Windybrow Theatre Complex, directed by Tjaart Potgieter, with Pierre Knoesen (Nic le Roux), Elize Cawood (Alta le Roux), Richard van der Westhuizen (Hannes Botha), Grethe Fox (Marion Botha), Laurens Cilliers (Steve de Villiers), Riana Wilkens (Corinne de Villiers), Simon Mosikidi (Phineas), Nomhle Nkonyeni (Edna Muwesi) and Daniel Noceda/Kevin Pearson (Young Boy).


PACT theatre programme, 1986.

The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Wednesday, 14 January , 1987: p.12)[2]

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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