The Duck Variations

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The Duck Variations (1972) by American playwright David Mamet. The play is focused around two old men who randomly meet on a park bench. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about ducks, many wise conversations are actually discussed.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department as one of three plays (with Lunch Girls and Lunch) celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Space Theatre in the Keller Theatre, H.B. Thom Theatre complex, in May 1997. Directed by Gaerin Hauptfleisch with Abduragman Adams as Emil Varec and Keith Bain as George S. Aronovitz. Molly Möhr was the stage manager, decor and props by Leopoldt Senekal.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Louis van Niekerk with the title Eendsonderend. Performed at Aardklop 2011 under the direction of Gert van Niekerk starring Louis van Niekerk and Marius Weyers.


By 8 October 2011.

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