Celebrated actresses Wilna Snyman and Antoinette Kellermann join forces to play two elderly women living in a nursing home. Klaasvaakie was performed on the main stage opening on 24th October 2011 and was directed by Marthinus Basson.

Julienne and Albertine are locked in a bitter and bitchy rivalry, but above all else, they are trying to exorcise the ghosts of their individual (and collective) pasts: There is Julienne – raped as a girl; a child who had to birth a child. Then there is wealthy Albertine, whose situation was advanced through her father’s involvement in shady, political double-dealing.”


First performance
24 October 2011

Final performance
5 November 2011

Main Theatre

Original Cast

Wilna Snyman

Antoinette Kellermann

Nicole Holm

Creative team

Originally De Zandman by Laurens de Vos

Afrikaans Translation
Marthinus Basson

English translation for surtitles
Kayang Gagiano

Hugo Theart

Direction and Design
Marthinus Basson

Stage Manager
Poksie Pienaar

Assistant Stage Manager
De Klerk Oelofse

Lighting Design
Jaco van Wyk

Juanita Ferreira
Poksie Pienaar

Klaasvakie was developed by TEATERteater in collaboration with the ABSA Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK). With the support of the Flemish South African Cultural Institute and the Flemish Government’s Delegation to Southern Africa.