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[“The Rebellion of Lafras Verwey”] by [[Chris Barnard]]. A compelling and popular radio drama, also produced on stage. The play tells the story of a South African version of a Walter Mitty type figure, with tragic overtones.  
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'''''Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey''''' [“The Rebellion of Lafras Verwey”] is an Afrikaans drama by [[Chris Barnard]]. A compelling and popular radio drama, it was also adapted for the stage by the author. The play tells the story of a South African version of a Walter Mitty type figure, with tragic overtones.  
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
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==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
The text was translated into Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian and it was broadcast by several European radio stations.
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The text has been translated into Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian and has been broadcast by several European radio stations.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
Staged by [[PACOFS]] in 1972, directed by [[Gerrit Geertsema]], starring [[Henk Hugo]], [[Anton Welman]] and [[Trudie Taljaard]] and by [[PACT]] in 1974 with *** as Lafras.  Often performed thereafter.  
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1972: Staged by [[PACOFS]], directed by [[Gerrit Geertsema]], starring [[Henk Hugo]], [[Anton Welman]] and [[Trudie Taljaard]].
  
[[KRUIK]] Toneel produced an award-winning version of the play opening 7 May 1992 at the [[Arena Theatre|Nico Arena]] with [[Marthinus Basson]] as Lafras, [[George Ballot]] (Vaatjie), [[Francois Coertze]], [[Neels Coetzee]], [[Gys de Villiers]], [[Mary Dreyer]], [[Jan Ellis]], [[Isabella Mostert]], [[Taniya van der Merwe]]. Directed by [[Jannie Gildenhuys]]. Designs by [[Marthinus Basson]], lighting design by [[Malcolm Hurrell]], musical direction by [[Charl-Johan Lingenfelder]].
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1975: Staged by [[PACT]], directed by [[Louis van Niekerk]], with [[Tobie Cronje]] (Lafras), [[Annette Engelbrecht]] (Petra), [[Jan Engelen]] (Agent), [[Johan Malherbe]] (Smit & Sersant), [[Zack du Plessis]] (Klerk A), [[Cobus Visser]] (Klerk B), [[Gerben Kamper]] (Klerk C & Hennie), [[Harriet Pienaar]] (Dame), [[George Ballot]] (Man), [[Magda Beukes]] (Suster), [[Don Lamprecht]] (Karnavalbaas) and [[Andre Laubscher]] (Konstabel). Decor and costumes by [[Chris van den Berg]].
  
Presented at the [[KKNK]], 2013, directed by [[Albert Maritz]]
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1992: [[KRUIK]] Toneel produced an award-winning version of the play opening 7 May at the [[Arena Theatre|Nico Arena]] with [[Marthinus Basson]] as Lafras, [[George Ballot]] (Vaatjie), [[Francois Coertze]], [[Neels Coetzee]], [[Gys de Villiers]], [[Mary Dreyer]], [[Jan Ellis]], [[Isabella Mostert]], [[Taniya van der Merwe]]. Directed by [[Jannie Gildenhuys]]. Designs by [[Marthinus Basson]], lighting design by [[Malcolm Hurrell]], musical direction by [[Charl-Johan Lingenfelder]].
starring [[Tinarie van Wyk Loots]], [[Stian Bam]], [[Carel Nel]], [[Nandi Horak]], [[Wilhelm van der Walt]], [[De Klerk Oelofse]] and [[Noxolo Bodlani]].
 
  
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2012: Staged by [[The Mechanicals]] at the [[Woordfees]] 2012, first in the [[Baxter Theatre]] in Cape Town and then in the [[Little Libertas Theatre]] in Stellenbosch, directed by [[Albert Maritz]], with [[Stian Bam]], [[Tinarie van Wyk-Loots]], [[Carel Nel]], [[Nandi Horak]], [[Wilhelm van der Walt]], [[De Klerk Oelofse]] and [[Noxolo Bodlani]]. The same production was staged at the [[KKNK]] in 2013.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
''PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988''.
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''[[PACOFS]] Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988''.
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[[PACT]] theatre programme, 1975.
  
 
Theatre programme, 1992.
 
Theatre programme, 1992.
  
[[KKNK]] programme, 29 March-6 April 2013).
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[[KKNK]] programme, 29 March-6 April 2013.
 
 
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:13, 18 July 2016

Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey [“The Rebellion of Lafras Verwey”] is an Afrikaans drama by Chris Barnard. A compelling and popular radio drama, it was also adapted for the stage by the author. The play tells the story of a South African version of a Walter Mitty type figure, with tragic overtones.

The original text

First broadcast by the SABC on *** ,

First published by Tafelberg in 1971.

In 1970 the play was awarded the SABC/Belgian Radio and Television Prize. As radio play it received the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns prize in 1973 and the Idem Prize for the best text in the period 1970-1980.

Translations and adaptations

The text has been translated into Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian and has been broadcast by several European radio stations.

Performance history in South Africa

1972: Staged by PACOFS, directed by Gerrit Geertsema, starring Henk Hugo, Anton Welman and Trudie Taljaard.

1975: Staged by PACT, directed by Louis van Niekerk, with Tobie Cronje (Lafras), Annette Engelbrecht (Petra), Jan Engelen (Agent), Johan Malherbe (Smit & Sersant), Zack du Plessis (Klerk A), Cobus Visser (Klerk B), Gerben Kamper (Klerk C & Hennie), Harriet Pienaar (Dame), George Ballot (Man), Magda Beukes (Suster), Don Lamprecht (Karnavalbaas) and Andre Laubscher (Konstabel). Decor and costumes by Chris van den Berg.

1992: KRUIK Toneel produced an award-winning version of the play opening 7 May at the Nico Arena with Marthinus Basson as Lafras, George Ballot (Vaatjie), Francois Coertze, Neels Coetzee, Gys de Villiers, Mary Dreyer, Jan Ellis, Isabella Mostert, Taniya van der Merwe. Directed by Jannie Gildenhuys. Designs by Marthinus Basson, lighting design by Malcolm Hurrell, musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.

2012: Staged by The Mechanicals at the Woordfees 2012, first in the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and then in the Little Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch, directed by Albert Maritz, with Stian Bam, Tinarie van Wyk-Loots, Carel Nel, Nandi Horak, Wilhelm van der Walt, De Klerk Oelofse and Noxolo Bodlani. The same production was staged at the KKNK in 2013.

Sources

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

PACT theatre programme, 1975.

Theatre programme, 1992.

KKNK programme, 29 March-6 April 2013.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page