Veronica's Room

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Veronica's Room [1] is a 1973 play by American novelist, playwright, and songwriter Ira Levin (1929-2007) [2], best known for the novel Rosemary's Baby and the play Deathtrap.

Veronica's Room opens with an elderly couple inviting a young girl (Susan) and her date, whom they had spotted while dining at a restaurant, to visit the bedroom of a dead girl (Veronica) that they knew and who looked like Susan. The young pair accept the invitation, led by curiosity to see a photograph that shows Veronica's likeness. Before long, they are trapped in an unexpected situation that leads to a dramatic ending. (Wikipedia)

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Performance history in South Africa

1975: Staged by PACT, directed by John Hussey, with himself (The Man), Shelagh Holliday (The Woman), Gillian Garlick (The Girl) and John Higgins (The Young Man). Decor by Jan Hamers.

1977: Presented by Off-Centre Productions in the Baxter Theatre Studio, directed by Jo Dunstan, with Ethwyn Grant (The Woman), Phillip Boucher (The Man), Pippa Dyer (The Girl) and David Janes (The Young Man).


Wikipedia [3].

PACT theatre programme, 1975.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987, Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988.

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