'n Koffer in die Kas

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'n Koffer in die Kas ("A Suitcase in the Wardrobe") is an Afrikaans one-act play by Jeanne Goosen (1937-2020).

The original text

A political play about a woman who traps a burglar in a wardrobe and then talks to him about the situation in the country.

Published in the collection Drie Eenakters: Kombuis-Blues; Kopstukke; 'n Koffer in die Kas by Haum-Literêr in 1992.

Performance history in South Africa

1993: Directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven for Atlantian Light Productions at the National Arts Festival, 1993, starring Sandra Prinsloo, Jason Kleinschmidt with Gigi Strydom's voice on the answering machine. Design by Nicholas de Klerk. This production was staged at the Oude Libertas Theatre from 9 to 12 February 1994.

1996: Presented by the Stellenbosch University Drama Department in May 1996 in the Die Keller theatre, H.B. Thom Theatre complex, directed by Angerie van Wyk, starring Martelize Kolver and Abduragman Adams. Lighting designed by Albert Snyman.

2013: Performed at the Woordfees in Stellenbosch by Lizz Meiring and André Stolz.

Translations and adaptations


Eastern Province Herald 7 July 1993.

Theatre pamphlets, 1994, 1996.

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