Gigi is 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.
Gigi is the stage name of the South African actress Perlé van Schalkwyk.
The original text
A number of stage, stage musical and film adaptations have been based on Gigi  the 1944 novella by French novelist Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, 1873–1954) .
Performance history in South Africa
1953: First produced in South Africa when the Johannesburg Reps celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary. The production starred Tessa Laubscher.
1967: Staged by JODS in the Zion Hall in Johannesburg, directed by Taubie Kushlick, with Mary-Ann (Gigi), Joyce Bradly (Mme. Alvarez), Mary Harrison (Andree),
Presented by CAPAB, opening 14 December 1966, at the Hofmeyr Theatre, directed by visiting American director Stanley Waren .
JODS theatre programme, 1967.
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