Voor Dit Gebeur

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Voor Dit Gebeur ("Before it happens ") is a one-act play with music by Peter Snyders.

The original text

Written in “Kaaps”, or "Cape Afrikaans", it is a play about municipal workers and the effect on them of finding an abandoned baby in a drain.

The text unpublished.

Later expanded to become the full-length play Die Drein.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1975: First performed in the Joseph Stone Auditorium by the Belhar Amateur Dramavereniging

1977: Performed by Unison Players


Bound copy of the typed text of Voor Dit Gebeur, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department archives in 2022.

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