Die Waterwyser

Directed by: Nico Luwes

Script by: Nico Luwes

Venue: Scaena Theatre

Gentre Farce

Language: Afrikaans


Dates and times:

19 September 2017 at 19h30

20 September 2017 at 19h30

21 September 2017 at 19h30

22 September 2017 at 19h30

23 September 2017 at 10h30


Tickets:           R 40.00 per person

R 30.00 for students, scholars,

R 25.00 for pensioners


Bookings:  Computicket

Die Waterwyser, a farce in Afrikaans written by Nico Luwes, is set in the time of the Great Depression on the farm Tweehasemeteenslagraakgegooifontein in the Moordenaars Karoo.  The three residents on the farm, Ouma Driedoring and her two daughters Anna and San, are trying their best to survive, all the while drinking gaat ( home-made burnt-corn coffee). While drilling a bore hole, their neighbour Gert Laventel, cut off the underground watercourse to their farm leaving them with a dry hole. In between wagers and intrigues the question remains whether Willia Water will fall for the widow Anna or the spinster San. Or will the ostentatious Nelia Konsert succeed in winning his heart?

The comedy was performed by Truk with well-known actors Vall Donald-Bell, Sandra Ferreira, Helene Truter, Elzabé Zietsman, Johan Malherbe en Hannes Muller. In her review in Beeld Leatitia Pople praised the show as delightful entertainment which will see to full houses, and said that Luwes’ text is written in the good, old-fashioned Afrikaans of the region.

Writer-director Luwes now again dishes up this pleasant comedy with dramastudents taking the stage.

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