Die Swerfjare van Poppie Nongena
[Lit: “The Wandering Years of Poppie Nongena” - Afrikaans] by Elsa Joubert and Sandra Kotzé. A stage adaptation of Joubert’s contentious and award-winning political novel of the same name (published 197*) on the story of Poppie and her wanderings, trials and tribulations as a black woman in Apartheid South Africa. First performed by PACOFS in Bloemfontein in 1979 under the direction of Kotzé and featuring Nomsa Nene. An English translation (entitled Poppie Nongena’s Long Journey or simply Poppie) was done by *** and staged at the Market Theatre and in New York in 19** by Lucille Gillwald. It toured the United States for two years. Published in Afrikaans in 19**, in English in 19**. Poppie (also: Poppie Nongena). The play made Nomsa Nene famous as "Poppie", a role she played in all the initial versions. In the 1979 Lida Meiring also won a Fleur du Cap Best Actress Award in the role in the Cape version.?* Poppie Nongena, Elsa Joubert, Sandra Kotze (musical play adapted for stage by Sandra), Hilary Blecher (dir) off Broadway & Edinburgh Festival, 1983. Published by Tafelberg.
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