Vereeniging, Vereniging

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Vereeniging, Vereniging is a play by P.G. du Plessis (1934-2017).

Note: The play is sometimes wrongly referred to as Vereeniging, Vereeniging; Vereeniging [1] is a place in the Transvaal, while "vereniging" is Afrikaans for "association" or "union".

The original text

Written and produced in 1984, it is a play about the end of the Anglo-Boer War and the peace accord signed at the town of Vereeniging in the Transvaal.

Published by Tafelberg Publishers, 1985.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1984: Staged by PACT, directed by Louis van Niekerk, with Marius Weyers (Staatspresident Frans de Waal), Eric Nobbs (Wag), Johan Engelbrecht (Mnr Swanepoel), Dulsie van den Bergh (Mev Susan van der Merwe), Aletta Bezuidenhout (Mev. Doubell), Louis Minnaar (Kolonel), Francois Viljoen (Retief de Waal), Michael Brunner (Waarnemende Staatspresident Burger), Paul Luckhoff (Vader Kestell), Evert van Niekerk (Genl. de Wet), John Maytham (Genl. Smuts), Ben Kruger (Genl. Botha), Pieter Brand (Genl. Brand), Jacques Loots (Genl. Wessels), Dan Welman (De Clerq), Kenneth Linge (Lord Milner), Norman Coombes (Lord Kitchener), Peter Holden (Engelse Sersant), Gys de Villiers (Mnr. Davids), Alta Engelbrecht (Mev. de Waal), Kevin Smith (Kaapse Rebel), Ilse Swanepoel (Sophie), James Winkler (Joseph Nkosi) and others. Design by Chris van den Berg.

Sources

PACT theatre programme, 1984.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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