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Vrygrond is a play by Charles J. Fourie for which he received the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award in 1992. ****Full-length. Cast: mixed.

The original text

Published in Vrygrond E.A. Dramas by Tafelberg. The play tells the story of a black Afrikaans squatter family who setlled in a cemetery outside a Karoo village. The influence of the violent 1980s is highlighted while they wait anxiously for promises of a new government in the 1990s to be fulfilled.

Performance history in South Africa

1993: Presented by KRUIK Toneel, directed and designed by the author, starring Natie Rula, Chris Gxalaba, Vicky Kente, Ricky Rudolph, Tina Jaxa and Willem van der Walt at the National Arts Festival Fringe, 1993.


National Arts festival programme, 1993. 189.

Review by Victor Metsoamere in The Sowetan, 28 April 1993. p.19.

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