In this play a young Afrikaner stumbles upon a heartland he never knew existed. A desolate farm-plot on the edge of the East rand becomes the ultimate battleground between the urban and the rural, the future and the past. A cataclysmic, anarchic celebration of the frontier spirit.
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Performance history in South Africa
1989: After its run at the Grahamstown Festival (Rhodes Theatre) the play opened in the Nico Arena on 27 July 1989, presented by CAPAB Drama for Snap Productions, directed by Bobby Heaney, with Nicky Rebelo (Christiaan), Paul Slabolepszy (Pa), Martin le Maitre (JJ), Sello Maake ka-Ncube (Gideon), Kate Edwards (Evie). Set design Nadya Cohen, costume design Margo Fleisch, lighting design Paul Pamboukian, music Glynn Storm. Stage director Skip Wright, production stage manager and sound operator Merle Pretorius, lighting Jack Arnot.
1989: Directed by Bobby Heaney, presented by Snap Productions in association with Michael Hunt at the Market Theatre in November, featuring Nicky Rebelo, Paul Slabolepszy, Louis Seboko, Martin le Maitre and Kate Edwards.
1994: Presented by PACOFS, directed by Pieter Brand with Nico Liebenberg (Pa), Petro-Nelise Trichardt (Evie), Cobus Fourie (JJ), Duma Mnembe (Gideon) and Hannes Potgieter (Christiaan) at the Observatory Theatre.
Nico Malan Theatre pamphlets, Aug-Nov 1989.
Smallholding theatre programme, 1989.
Volksblad 6 May 1994.
PACOFS theatre programme, 1994.
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