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by H.A. Fagan. An Afrikaans play in three acts. A play about the rebellion of a daughter (Lenie) against a tyrannical father. Published 1924, revised 1938. Published by Nasboek.

Performance history in South Africa

First performed in 1924 by Excelsior-toneelvereniging in Pretoria and then numerous times over the years. For example by the Johannesburgse Dramatiese Vereniging (directed by Stephanie Fauré) on 2 May 1925 in the Opera House in Pretoria, as part of a double bill including the watershed production of Leipoldt's Die Heks (qv). The cast: Gerty Maree (Lenie), Marti Muller (Mev Brand), Trudie de Villiers (Bettie Roux), Okkie Spruyt (Sarel Brand), Matt Laubscher (Frans Lombard). Decor by the sculptor Fanie Eloff. The make-up artist and set painter was Christiaan A. van Schaik.

Also produced at the Railway Institute in Cape Town in 1927 by Fagan's own Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging with Queenie Fagan in the lead role. Long a popular prescribed work for schools.

Translations and adaptations


Ons Vaderland 5 May 1925.

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