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("The Rich Widow") by [[Uys Krige]] (1910-1987). A hugely popular Afrikaans farce about a widow and her many suitors. Winner of the 2nd prize in the Afrikaans section of the 1952 [[Van Riebeeck Festival]] national play competition. 
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''[[Die Ryk Weduwee]]'' ("The Rich Widow") is a play by [[Uys Krige]] (1910-1987).  
 
 
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
Published by Afrikaanse Pers, 1958.
 
  
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A hugely popular [[Afrikaans]] farce about a widow and her many suitors. Winner of the 2nd prize in the [[Afrikaans]] section of the 1952 [[Van Riebeeck Festival]] national play competition.
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Published by [[Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel]], 1958.
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
First performed by [[NTO]] in 1953, directed by [[Anna Richter-Visser]] and opening in the [[Library Theatre]] in Market Street, before touring the country with 254 performances. The décor was by [[Kobus Esterhuysen]], lighting by [[Harry Ligoff]]. The cast: [[Wena Naudé]], [[Eghard van der Hoven]], [[Daan Retief]], [[Japie van Niekerk]], [[Pikkie van Niekerk]], [[Dawid van der Walt]], [[Etrecia Mocke]], [[Hannes Venter]] (later replaced by [[Reenen van Niekerk]].
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Popular with amateur groups and professionals alike.  
  
Popular with amateur groups and professionals alike.  
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1953: First performed by [[National Theatre Organisation]], directed by [[Anna Richter-Visser]] and opening in the [[Library Theatre]] in Market Street, before touring the country with 254 performances. The décor was by [[Kobus Esterhuysen]], lighting by [[Harry Ligoff]]. The cast: [[Wena Naudé]], [[Eghard van der Hoven]], [[Daan Retief]], [[Japie van Niekerk]], [[Pikkie van Niekerk]], [[Dawid van der Walt]], [[Etrecia Mocke]], [[Hannes Venter]] (later replaced by [[Reenen van Niekerk]].
  
Directed by [[Laurie van der Merwe]] for [[TRUK]], 1968.
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1968: Directed by [[Laurie van der Merwe]] for [[TRUK]], with [[Wilna Snyman]] (Anna de Kock), [[Marius Weyers]] (Etienne Roux), [[Ernst Eloff]] (Jan de Kock), [[Thea Kirstein]] (Elsabet Roos), [[Anna Cloete]] (Christine Vermaak), [[Louis van Niekerk]] (Piet Swart), [[Louw Verwey]] (Frans de Waal), [[Hetty van Oordt]] (Alida de Waal) and [[James Norval]] (Pierre Naude). Decor by [[Bill Smuts]] and costume by [[Aubrey Couling]].
  
Done by [[CAPAB]] in the [[Hofmeyr Theatre]] in 1974, in Namibia by [[SWAPAC]] in 1977/8*?, by [[PACOFS]] in 1980, directed by [[Sandra Kotzé]] with [[Cobus Rossouw]] and [[Ronel Kriel]] and by [[PACT]] in the [[State Theatre Pretoria]] 1986.
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1974: Done by [[CAPAB]] at the [[Hofmeyr Theatre]] directed by [[Sandra Kotzé]] from 26 September to 12 October, with [[Louise Mollett-Prinsloo]] in the lead role with [[Pierre van Pletzen]], [[Marie Pentz]], [[Anna Cloete]], [[Jan Prinsloo]], [[Mees Xteen]], [[Pieter Geldenhuys]], [[Juanita Swanepoel]] and [[Cobus Rossouw]] as Pierre Naudé. Design by [[Pieter de Swardt]], costumes by [[Jenny de Swardt]]
  
2010 version – with [[Roeline Daneel]], [[Elsabé Daneel]], [[Waldemar Schultz]], [[Susanne Beyers]], [[Antoinette Louw]], [[Lulu Botha]], [[Deon Lotz]] and ********: [[KKNK]] 2010.
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1976: [[Sandra Kotzé]] directed another [[CAPAB]] production at the [[Nico Malan Theatre]], with [[Babs Laker]] as the rich widow, Anna de Kock, and the rest of the cast including [[Ralph van Pletzen]], [[Nerina Ferreira]], [[Anna Cloete]], [[André Rossouw]], [[Mees Xteen]], [[Pieter Geldenhuys]], [[Liz Dick]] and [[Cobus Rossouw]]. Design by [[Pieter de Swardt]], costumes by [[Penny Simpson]] and lighting by [[John T. Baker]]. [[Martin Crous]] was the stage manager.
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1977/8: Done in Namibia by [[SWAPAC]]**?
  
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1980: Presented by [[SUKOVS]] Toneel opening at the Bloemfontein [[Civic Theatre]] on 12 August, directed by [[Sandra Kotzé]] starring [[Cobus Rossouw]] (Pierre Naudé), [[Ronel Kriel]] (Elisabet Roos), [[Antoinette Kellermann]] (Anna de Kock), [[Paul Lückhoff]] (Piet Swart), [[Lida Meiring]] (Christine Vermaak), [[Henry Mylne]] (Jan de Kock), [[Nico Liebenberg]] (Etienne Roux), [[Johan Brewis]] (Frans de Waal), [[Roelien Spruyt]] (Alida de Waal). Stage management and lighting [[Jacques Mulder]]. This production was also staged in Sasolburg, Kroonstad, Welkom, and, in collaboration with [[CAPAB]] in Vryburg and Kimberley.
  
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1986: [[PACT]] in the [[State Theatre]], Pretoria.
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2010 version – with [[Roeline Daneel]], [[Elsabé Daneel]], [[Waldemar Schultz]], [[Susanne Beyers]], [[Antoinette Louw]], [[Lulu Botha]], [[Deon Lotz]] and ********: [[KKNK]] 2010.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
PACT list, 1972.
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[[PACT]] list, 1972.
  
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.
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''Die Ryk Weduwee'' theatre programmes, 1968 ([[PACT]]), 1974 ([[KRUIK]]), 1976 ([[KRUIK]]), 1980 ([[SUKOVS]]).
  
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[[PACOFS]] Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:55, 27 September 2017

Die Ryk Weduwee ("The Rich Widow") is a play by Uys Krige (1910-1987).

The original text

A hugely popular Afrikaans farce about a widow and her many suitors. Winner of the 2nd prize in the Afrikaans section of the 1952 Van Riebeeck Festival national play competition. Published by Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1958.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Popular with amateur groups and professionals alike.

1953: First performed by National Theatre Organisation, directed by Anna Richter-Visser and opening in the Library Theatre in Market Street, before touring the country with 254 performances. The décor was by Kobus Esterhuysen, lighting by Harry Ligoff. The cast: Wena Naudé, Eghard van der Hoven, Daan Retief, Japie van Niekerk, Pikkie van Niekerk, Dawid van der Walt, Etrecia Mocke, Hannes Venter (later replaced by Reenen van Niekerk.

1968: Directed by Laurie van der Merwe for TRUK, with Wilna Snyman (Anna de Kock), Marius Weyers (Etienne Roux), Ernst Eloff (Jan de Kock), Thea Kirstein (Elsabet Roos), Anna Cloete (Christine Vermaak), Louis van Niekerk (Piet Swart), Louw Verwey (Frans de Waal), Hetty van Oordt (Alida de Waal) and James Norval (Pierre Naude). Decor by Bill Smuts and costume by Aubrey Couling.

1974: Done by CAPAB at the Hofmeyr Theatre directed by Sandra Kotzé from 26 September to 12 October, with Louise Mollett-Prinsloo in the lead role with Pierre van Pletzen, Marie Pentz, Anna Cloete, Jan Prinsloo, Mees Xteen, Pieter Geldenhuys, Juanita Swanepoel and Cobus Rossouw as Pierre Naudé. Design by Pieter de Swardt, costumes by Jenny de Swardt

1976: Sandra Kotzé directed another CAPAB production at the Nico Malan Theatre, with Babs Laker as the rich widow, Anna de Kock, and the rest of the cast including Ralph van Pletzen, Nerina Ferreira, Anna Cloete, André Rossouw, Mees Xteen, Pieter Geldenhuys, Liz Dick and Cobus Rossouw. Design by Pieter de Swardt, costumes by Penny Simpson and lighting by John T. Baker. Martin Crous was the stage manager.

1977/8: Done in Namibia by SWAPAC**?

1980: Presented by SUKOVS Toneel opening at the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre on 12 August, directed by Sandra Kotzé starring Cobus Rossouw (Pierre Naudé), Ronel Kriel (Elisabet Roos), Antoinette Kellermann (Anna de Kock), Paul Lückhoff (Piet Swart), Lida Meiring (Christine Vermaak), Henry Mylne (Jan de Kock), Nico Liebenberg (Etienne Roux), Johan Brewis (Frans de Waal), Roelien Spruyt (Alida de Waal). Stage management and lighting Jacques Mulder. This production was also staged in Sasolburg, Kroonstad, Welkom, and, in collaboration with CAPAB in Vryburg and Kimberley.

1986: PACT in the State Theatre, Pretoria.

2010 version – with Roeline Daneel, Elsabé Daneel, Waldemar Schultz, Susanne Beyers, Antoinette Louw, Lulu Botha, Deon Lotz and ********: KKNK 2010.

Sources

PACT list, 1972.

Die Ryk Weduwee theatre programmes, 1968 (PACT), 1974 (KRUIK), 1976 (KRUIK), 1980 (SUKOVS).

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

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