Vieux Carré

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Vieux Carré is a play by Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)[1].

The original text

An autobiographical play set in New Orleans which Williams began writing shortly after moving to New Orleans in 1938, the piece was not completed until nearly forty years later in 1976-8. Williams wrote most of the play in 1976, then revised it for the New York premiére in 1977. The play was thereafter also performed in England (1978) and the revised text published by New Directions in 1979.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2000: Performed by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in the H.B. Thom Theatre from 30 August to 2 September and 5-9 September, directed by Blaise Koch, a cast consisting of André Weideman, Colleen Triegaardt, Neels van Jaarsveld, Deon van Zyl, Tinarie van Wyk-Loots, Laura de Kock, Wilmie Bernhardt, Jackie Bojé, Adam Donelly, Johan Winckler, Matthew Bilton, Jaco Olivier and Yanou Ceulaers. The designs were by Leopold Senekal (set design), Kobus Rossouw (lighting design), Elrina Marais (wardrobe), and the technical and production crews were led by Marisa Steenkamp (technical coordinator), Sanell Rall (production manager) and Zani Nel (stage manager).


Assistant stage manager's prompt copy of the Stellenbosch production in 2000, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department's archives in 2022.

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