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by [[Ronnie Govender]]. A satirical comedy set in a pub, and dealing with Black Consciousness issues. A hugely successful play, it was developed through improvisation with actors [[Mohammed Alli]], [[Kessie Govender]] and [[Essop Kahn]]. First performed as a one-act play at the [[SABTU]]/[[TECON]] Theatre Festivals in Durban and Cape Town, it was expanded to a two act play and performed in the [[Shah Theatre]], Durban in 1977 and at the [[Market Theatre]] in 1978. Published by [[Ravan Press]] 1977.  
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'''''The Lahnee's Pleasure''''' by [[Ronnie Govender]] is a satirical comedy set in a pub in [[KZN]]. It commemorates the arrival of Indians in South Africa in 1860 and beyond and it deals with Black Consciousness issues.  
  
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== The original text ==
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A hugely successful play, it was developed through improvisation with actors [[Mohammed Alli]], [[Kessie Govender]] and [[Essop Kahn]]. Published by [[Ravan Press]], 1977.
  
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==Translations and adaptations==
  
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
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1972: First performed as a one-act play at the [[SABTU]]/[[TECON]] Theatre Festivals in Durban and Cape Town, directed by [[Ronnie Govender|Govender]], with [[Mohammed Alli]], [[Kessie Govender]] and [[Essop Kahn]].
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1977: Expanded to a two-act play and performed in the [[Shah Theatre]], Durban and at the [[Market Theatre]] in 1978.
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2010: Staged by [[Artscape]] in partnership with the High Commission of India, Cape Town Office at the [[Artscape Theatre Centre]] in Cape Town, directed by [[Ronnie Govender]], with [[Lovie Ramas Rai|Lovie Ramasrai]] (Mothie), [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Rajendra Chetty]] (Sunny), [[Royston Stoffels]] (The Stranger), [[Thiru Naidoo]], [[Christopher Naidoo]] and [[Nikhil Fataar]]. Design by [[Alfred Rietmann]] and lighting by [[Faheem Bardien]].
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== Sources ==
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[[Artscape]] invitation, 2010.
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Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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Latest revision as of 12:34, 15 February 2016

The Lahnee's Pleasure by Ronnie Govender is a satirical comedy set in a pub in KZN. It commemorates the arrival of Indians in South Africa in 1860 and beyond and it deals with Black Consciousness issues.

The original text

A hugely successful play, it was developed through improvisation with actors Mohammed Alli, Kessie Govender and Essop Kahn. Published by Ravan Press, 1977.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1972: First performed as a one-act play at the SABTU/TECON Theatre Festivals in Durban and Cape Town, directed by Govender, with Mohammed Alli, Kessie Govender and Essop Kahn.

1977: Expanded to a two-act play and performed in the Shah Theatre, Durban and at the Market Theatre in 1978.

2010: Staged by Artscape in partnership with the High Commission of India, Cape Town Office at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, directed by Ronnie Govender, with Lovie Ramasrai (Mothie), Ralph Lawson, Rajendra Chetty (Sunny), Royston Stoffels (The Stranger), Thiru Naidoo, Christopher Naidoo and Nikhil Fataar. Design by Alfred Rietmann and lighting by Faheem Bardien.

Sources

Artscape invitation, 2010.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

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