Marga van Rooy

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Marga van Rooy (circa 1942-2017). Actress.


Biography

She died in Stellenbosch on 15 January 2017 at the age of 75.

Training

She studied at the University of Pretoria Drama Department in the 1960s.

Career

One of the founder members of TRUK. Joined SUKOVS Toneel in 1990.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Performed in The Cherry Orchard (as “Charlotta”), Die Fisici (as “Dokto M. Von Zahnd”), Black Comedy (as “Furnival”). Played Sonja in Oom Wanja. Acted in Die Teken in 1986 at the Observatory Theatre. As freelance actor she appeared in Hups in die Hydro. Played Charlie in Die Nag van Legio and the mother in Klaaglied vir 'n Kunstenaar. She appeared in Die Groot Wit Roos under the direction of Gerben Kamper and in Romeo and Juliet and she played Mrs Frencham in Flikflooie in 1991.

Other productions include Agt Vroue, Macbeth, Dokter teen Wil en Dank, The Dresser, Die Keiser, 'n Lam vir die Pase, My Liewe Meneer Malan, Ons Hou Konsert, Ek Onthou vir Mamma, Oedipus Rex, The Oresteia, Uncle Vanya, Tartuffe, ‘n Seun na my Hart, Skroot, Verste Grens, Die Pluimsaad Waai Ver, Mattewis en Meraai, Gulls, Our Town/Ons Dorp, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds, El Grande de Coca Cola, Die Brandstigters, It Runs in the Family, Bagasie, The Italian Straw Hat, Die Physiker, Die Huwelik van Mnr. Mississippi, Sagmoedige Neelsie, Nog 'n Kooi... Nog 'n Vlooi!, There Goes the Bride, Oedipus by Hugo Claus, Twaalfde Nag.

Faces from Verlore Vlakte, compiled and acted by Marga van Rooy. Directed by Peter Krummeck for Baxter Theatre Productions, 1987.

Awards, etc

In 1963 she was selected as the best actress at the ASB drama festival for students.

She won a Vita Award (National) in 1996 as South African playwright of the year for her play Die Pakkamer.

Sources

SACD 1980/81.

Flikflooie theatre programme, 1991.

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