The name "Gigi" can refer (1) to a person or (2) to a play or character in a play
People named "Gigi"
In South Africa there are two theatre-related people by this name:
(See Johan J. Fourie)
(See Perlé van Schalkwyk)
Name of a play or character in a play
Gigi is the name of a popular 1951 Broadway play by American screenwriter, playwright and author Anita Loos (1889-1981) . The play is based on the French novella of the same name by Colette.
The original text
Performance history in South Africa
1966: Staged by CAPAB, opening 14 December in the Hofmeyr Theatre, directed by visiting American director Stanley Waren , with Charlene Faktor (Gigi), Joyce Bradley (Mme. Alvarez), Paddy Canavan (Andree), Norman Coombes (Gaston Lachaille), Michael Mellinger (Victor), Yvonne Bryceland (Alicia) and Gillian Garlick (Sidonie). Set and costumes by Michael Clarke.
1967: Staged by JODS in the Zion Hall in Johannesburg, directed by Taubie Kushlick, with Mary-Ann (Gigi), Joyce Bradley (Mme. Alvarez), Mary Harrison (Andree), Ivan Berold (Gaston Lachaille), George Jackson (Victor), Sybil Barnett (Alicia) and Sylvia Goldberg (Sidonie). Decor by Nina Campbell-Quine and costumes by Edele Chaskalson.
CAPAB theatre programme (undated).
JODS theatre programme, 1967.
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