Die Reuk van Appels ran at the Fugard Studio Theatre from 23 October to 17 November 2018. The coming-of-age story of Marnus Erasmus, the 11-year-old son of a South African Defence Force (SADF) general. It eloquently captured the Afrikaner mentality in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the brutal consequences of apartheid and militarisation of South African life.
Die Reuk van Appels was based on the acclaimed 1993 debut novel of South African author Mark Behr. Presented by Theatrerocket Productions and adapted for the stage by Johann Smith, it starred Gideon Lombard and was directed by Lara Bye and adapted from the book by Johann Smith, Lighting Design for the play was by Kosie Smit with Gideon Lombard created the Sound Design.
14 November 2017
2 December 2017
The Fugard Studio
Adapted for the stage by
The Star / Pretoria News
“Riveting physical performance transcends language..”
“Die reuk van appels is ontroerende teater wat verpletter, en wat die staande applous – ná ’n oomblik van verbysterende ongeloof en gehoorstomheid – verdien!”
“Lombard’s performance as Marnus is a triumph…”
Broadway World SA