Fando et Lis
Fando et Lis is a one-act French play by Fernando Arrabal (1932-)
The original text
An absurdist work by written in by the Spanish playwright, novelist and filmmaker. Published by Julliard, Paris in 1958.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into English as Fando and Lis by Barbara Wright (Calder and Boyars, 1962).
Translated from the French into Afrikaans as Fando en Lis by M.M. Walters.
Performance history in South Africa
1971: Performed in Afrikaans by CAPAB in February in the Hofmeyr Theatre with Trudi du Plessis, Johan Malherbe, Pieter Joubert, David Haynes, Paul Slabolepszy. Directed by Pieter Fourie (in his debut as director) as a lunch-hour production. Also performed was Die Twee Laksmanne(Arrabal). Decor by Pieter de Swardt.
1974: Performed in Afrikaans by PACT at the Arena Theatre, directed by Pieter Fourie with a cast that included Denis Bettesworth, Reza de Wet, Errol Ross, Tobie Cronjé, Lindsay Reardon, and Nigel Vermaas. The play was suspended in early June after Errol Ross (as "Fando") was injured.
Fando en Lis programme (1971 production).
Review written by Michael Venables, The Rand Daily Mail 15 May 1974.
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