Ek, Anna van Wyk
("I, Anna van Wyk") by Pieter Fourie. An Afrikaans play about the disintegration of a marriage and a woman. A haunting exploration of the Afrikaner psyche. First published by HAUM Literêr in 1986, and reprinted a number of times. A second, revised edition by Protea Boekhuis, 2002.
Performance history in South Africa
The first professional production in 1984 featuring Petru Wessels as "Anna", created a furore, among other things for the prominent female nude scene.
The play has often been produced since. A singularly successful transgender version of the play by Marthinus Basson in 1999 won Antoinette Kellermann a Fleur du Cap Best Actress Award and Basson a Fleur du Cap Best Contribution to Stage Design Award. It was produced collectively by PACOFS, KKNK, PACT, CAPAB and The Playhouse, featuring, besides Kellermann, Dawid Minnaar, Ben Kruger, Jean Marais, Cobus Fourie, Emile Serfontein, Nicola Hanekom, Alyzzander Fourie, Jean Marais, Gabriël Campher and Brian Webber.
Translations and adaptations
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988
Nico Malan Theatre Centre pamphlet Aug-Nov 1999
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