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("Miracle") by Reza de Wet. A magical-realist play about a touring theatre company who perform Everyman in a rural town.

The original text

First published by HAUM as part of a trilogy entitled Trits (1993). The collection won De Wet the Hertzog Prize for Drama in 1993.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as Miracle by Reza de Wet and Steven Stead and published by Oberon Books in Plays One by Reza de Wet (also containing Missing and Crossing) in 2000.

Performance history in South Africa

1992: Performed at the 1992 National Arts Festival, directed by Stephan Bouwer with Patrick Mynhardt, Annelisa Weiland, Dawid Minnaar, Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Frantz Dobrowsky and Lerina Erasmus. Stage manager Anna Carrilho, Lighting Michael Carklin, Set design by John Porter. This production was repeated in the Momentum Theatre, Pretoria

1994: Staged by CAPAB in February 1994 in the Arena Theatre at the Nico Malan Theatre, directed by Marthinus Basson with Mary Dreyer (Winner Fleur du Cap Award for Best Supporting Actress), Louw Verwey, Sandra Temmingh, Jan Ellis, Neels Coetzee and Michelle Scott. Design by Peter Cazalet, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell, music by Stefan Temmingh.

2013 Staged by UCT students, directed by Sandra Temmingh, Arena Theatre Cape Town


1992 National Arts Festival Souvenir Programme, p. 65

Mirakel theatre programme (CAPAB), 1994.

Cape Argus 4 February 1994

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