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Afrikaans play to tackle passion killing at the National Theatre

Afrikaans play to tackle passion killing at the  National Theatre

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) will stage ‘Deur Die Trallies Van My Hok’, under its Premier Productions Project on 27 and 28 October.

The play, written and directed by well-known local director and playwright, Kubbe Rispel, is predominately Afrikaans and is a tragic contemporary inspired story of what happens when a girlfriend/wife/fiancé becomes a possession of her boyfriend and victim of jealousy, leading to her tragic death.

Rispel is known for his other plays including the The Power of Penis, The Case of Henry X, The Child (won him Golden Pen Award for Playwrights in 2001), and The Cult.

The play consists of Ben (played by David Ndjavera) – a wealthy, sophisticated, and highly motivated entrepreneur. Ben’s fiancé, Mandy (played by Khadija Mouton) is a soft spoken, and beautiful caring teacher, who is involved with the social upliftment of society and deeply cares for the marginalized people in society.

Two other characters are Kapie (Clive Van Wyk) and Ou Toppie (John Isaacks) who does unskilled labour around the neighbourhood but who are keen observers whose comments on the behaviour and mannerisms of the rich people are sometimes the only truth spoken in these close societies.

Jack (Romulus Pieters and Joy (Whilzahn Gelderbloem), Mandy’s bohemian, hippy-like friends whose obvious dislike of Ben increase the friction and conflict already existing and leading to the ultimate act of passion killing. Then there is the Judge, played by Joalette De Villiers.

The play will start at 20H00. Tickets are available at all Computicket outlets, including the NTN Box Office at N$80-00 and N$50 (For Children, Students and Pensioners.)


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Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys