Siener in die Suburbs
[“Seër in the Suburbs”] by P.G. du Plessis. An enormously popular, much celebrated and multiple award-winning play depicting the lives of the “poor white” Afrikaans-speaking inhabitants of the working class southern suburbs of Johannesburg in the 1950s. First performed in a record-breaking run by PACT in 1971, directed by Francois Swart, featuring Marius Weyers (“Jakes”), Sandra Prinsloo (“Tiemie”), Louis van Niekerk, Don Lampbrecht and Wilna Snyman. Repeated again by PACT, with productions at various places in the country over the years. Other productions over the years include ones directed by ** in 19* * (with Ben Kruger as “Jakes”), by Chris Vorster in 2002 (at the KKNK, with Thys De Villiers as “Jakes” and Sandra Prinsloo as “Ma” , Brian Webber, Anriette van Rooyen, Franci Swanepoel, and Jacobus Venter. The original production was filmed, largely on the stage set, in 197* by Albie Venter (?*) directed by Francois Swart with the original cast. First published by Tafelberg in 1971. An English version entitled Seër in the Suburbs (by Peter Krummeck) was produced by CAPAB in 198*??? under the direction of Roy Sargeant?* Besides numerous acting and directing awards, the text won the Hertzog Prize for Drama (with consideration of ‘’Nag van Legio’’), the CNA Prize for Afrikaans Fiction and the Grosskopf Prize for the author. Siener in die suburbs, PG du Plessis, regie Chris Vorster, KKNK, 2002. Brian Webber, Sandra Prinsloo, Anriette van Rooyen, Gys de Villiers, Franci Swanepoel, Jacobus Venter. Published by Tafelberg.
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