Wolf, Wolf hoe laat is dit?

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Wolf, Wolf hoe laat is dit? ("Wolf, wolf, what time is it?") is an Afrikaans one-act play by Hennie Aucamp.

The original text

Subtitled "'n Groteske spel", it uis an absurdist piece

Published in Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 10(2):1-14, 1972.

Also published in Tema en Tegniek by Academica (1980), By Felix en Madame by Human & Rousseau (1987), and in Teks en Tegniek by Academica (1989).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1971: The play was to have been presented in conjunction with Karel (Mrożek/) and Teenspoed (Durrenmatt/Smit) by Libertas Theatre Club under the direction of Marie van Heerden, opening 29 October 1971. However, in the absence of any theatre programme or newspaper reports (especially as one would expect in the local Stellenbosch weekly paper Eikestadnuus), it is assumed that the production never materialised.

1974: Première: In May 1974 Libertas Teaterklub presented a Hennie Aucamp prose evening under the titel Vlugsout, which included the première production of Wolf, Wolf hoe laat is dit?, directed by Marie van Heerden, with Joleen du Plessis (Matrone), Madeleine Heyns (Kytie), Margot Luyt (Lady), Annette Muller (Terblaans), Philip du Plessis (Kosta), Lally Viljoen (Truia), Brenda von Memerty (Die Kwartel), Maureen de Kock (Mathilda) and Leon van Nierop (Fons).

1989: The Libertas Teaterklub again hosted a performance of the play, this time by CAPAB's Afrikaans Drama Company, directed by Herman Pretorius and designed by Pieter Bredenkamp. Presented as a double bill with By Felix en Madame.


Announcement of future Libertas Theatre Club productions, Mary, Mary theatre programme, 1971.

Libertas Teaterklub theatre programme, May 1974

A typed text and what appears to be a copy of it, used as prompt script for production, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department archives in 2022.

Nico Malan Theatre pamphlets, Feb-March 1989

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