Ricky Arden

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(19*-) Actor and professional director, who like many at the time also directed plays for amateur societies including the Johannesburg REPS and the Bloemfontein Repertory Society. Productions include Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn (Johannesburg REPS , 1962), Policy for Murder (Johannesburg REPS , 1963) Anouilh’s Ring Round the Moon (PACT, 1964), Bartho Smit’s Die Man Met ‘n Lyk om Sy Nek (PACT, 1966), Frank Wedekind’s The Love Potion (PACT, 1966), Travelling Light (PACT, 1966), According to the Evidence (PACT, 1966). This was his last production before he accepted a teaching post at the University of San Diego in the USA, after his wife, the model Kay Dewdney, had committed suicide.


Tucker, 1997

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