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Charles J Fourie

CHARLES J FOURIE  

Nationality:    South African
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Literary Agent:    Dramatic & Literary Rights Organisation  


acting agent: Cape artists agency, PO Box 13001 Mowbray 7725 South Africa, Tel. +27 21 4483098
Having written and staged his first play at the age of nineteen as a student at the University of Potchefstroom in South Africa, Charles J. Fourie, has been actively involved with theatre for some twenty years as a playwright, director, actor, producer, publisher and sometime Arts commentator. He has directed the majority of his own Dramatic work for both the stage and film collaborating with some of South Africa's best actors. Fourie's work has engaged many a literary work in the post-modern tradition and has led to several of his plays being either based on or sourcering into the archetypal as he puts it himself.

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Big Boys         Braaivleis         Crimebabies         Cut Ups         Demjanjuk         Die Crazer         Die Eend         Die Papegaaivrou         Diesel And Dust         Doekelmanse         Don Gxubane Onner Die Boere         Ek Is Wat Ek Is         Goddess Of Song         Grot Van Die Kaalkoppe         Hier's Vannemerwe         Hier's Vannermerwe Ii         Jobias         Kurtz         Langs 'N Spoorweg         Lighthouse Keeper's Wife, The         Mouthpieces         My Verwoerd         Parrot Woman, The         Peppermints For Horses         Rainbow Electric Roadhouse         Ringe Ringe Rerig         Skattebol         Smiling Iona         Sodom         Speel-Speel         Stander         Stywe Lyne         Trourock         Tussen Hemel En Aarde         Vrededorp         Vrygrond



Big Boys

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written and staged at the height of the political struggle in 1988, goes beyond mere protest theatre as the characters are forced by imprisonment to engage on the personal. Beyond the political arena they attempt to build cultural bridges where there are none

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Market Theatre (Johannesburg)    1989

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Braaivleis

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    1995

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Crimebabies

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Market Theatre (Johannesburg)    1997

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Cut Ups

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Riverside Theatre (Cape Town)    1993

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Demjanjuk

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based on the historical court case of "Ivan he Terrible" who operated the gas chambers during WW2 in Poland we find a man struggling to establish his innocence and identity

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Klein Karoo Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    2004

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Die Crazer

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brings to life the story of Hans Christian anderson's the naked emperor in a post apocalyptic world where a drug addicted emperor and his clown hide out in a bunker during the last days of the 'Fifth Reich'.

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Windybrow Theatre (Johannesburg)    1987

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Die Eend

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a hilarious farce based on Chekov's The Seagull. The love sick characters all end up in a tree while Chekov makes an appearance searching for his alter ego in the form of a young playwright who wants to kill himself.

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State Theatre (Pretoria)    1994

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Die Papegaaivrou

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Windybrow Theatre (Johannesburg)    1988

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Diesel And Dust

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Grahamstown Arts Festival (Grahamstown)    1990

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Doekelmanse

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Blacksun Theatre (Johannesburg)    1987

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Don Gxubane Onner Die Boere

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engages Don Juan and the fairy tale Rapunzel in a Africanised setting. Don Gxubane consults a sangoma to assist him in his search for his true love. In the process he enters a Feydau-ian rural -village he has to free from the grips of apartheid posing as a hypnotist!

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State Theatre (Pretoria)    1995

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Ek Is Wat Ek Is

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Potchefstroom University Theatre (Potchefstroom)    1985

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Goddess Of Song

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brings the life and times of the America's worst opera diva, Florence Foster Jenkins, to stage in Goddess of Song. Jenkins becomes a vehicle to explore questions around true art and our perception of the artist as entertainer. The questionable value of high art versus the personal experience comes to light in Jenkins's own words - "They might say I couldn't sing, but they sure as hell can't say I didn't sing!"

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artscape arena Theatre (Cape Town)    1999

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Grot Van Die Kaalkoppe

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Windybrow Theatre (Johannesburg)    1985

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Hier's Vannemerwe

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brings to life South Africa's favourite fall-guy in a cabaret performance which links up the different stages in one Hendrik Vannermerwe's life as we journey with him through song and sketch from his childhood to old age.

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1st Produced:
Sand du Plessis Theatre (Bloemfontein)    1988

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Hier's Vannermerwe Ii

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    1996

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Jobias

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artscape arena Theatre (Cape Town)    1998

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Kurtz

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based on Joseph Conrad's novel 'The Heart of Darkness' and tells the terrifying story of an South African ex-special forces soldier who takes over a diamond mine in angola from where he plans to stage a revolution with neo-colonialist ideals. When a young black editor seeks him out their lives collide to reveal a tragic shared past that both must come to terms with

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aardklop National Arts Festival (Potchefstroom)    2005

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Langs 'N Spoorweg

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Grahamstown Arts Festival (Grahamstown)    1985

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Lighthouse Keeper's Wife, The

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set on Robben Island becomes the setting for a tragic love story as a woman attempts to escape her jealous husband. She finds solace in the poetic words of a black mental inmate who has plans of his own to escape to the mainland in a derelict boat. In the end they both suffer enormous loss.

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staged reading 2001 at the Old VicTheatre - New Voices Season    2001

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Mouthpieces

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1st Produced:
Longstreet Theatre (Cape Town)    1994

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My Verwoerd

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Klein karoo National Arts festival    2001

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Parrot Woman, The

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we find a afrikaner woman imprisoned during the anglo Boer War. She and a British soldier who guards her fall in love and attempt to escape into a world of their own beyond the atrocity of war.

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Market Theatre (Johannesburg)    1990

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Peppermints For Horses

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Staged reading at Finborough theatre (London)    2006

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Rainbow Electric Roadhouse

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Grahamstown Arts Festival (Grahamstown)    1991

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Ringe Ringe Rerig

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aTKV Arts Festival (Pretoria)    1986

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Skattebol

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    1996

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Smiling Iona

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Rockspider Opera Theatre (Cape Town)    1992

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Sodom

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Baxter Theatre (Cape Town)    1999

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Speel-Speel

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Potchefstroom University Theatre (Potchefstroom)    1984

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Stander

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based on the life and times of the notorious South African bank robber andre Stander tells the story of a anti-hero's fall from grace as an ex-policeman who once served the apartheid regime faultlessly. Stander as an individual becomes azazel and symbolic of the collective, forced to carry the burden of the sins of the fathers as he tells his story to the audience, an insomniac trapped in his own story he has to tell over and over. The hotel room he occupies on stage becomes Hades

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Klein Karoo Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    1999

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Stywe Lyne

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    2003

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Trourock

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    2005

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Tussen Hemel En Aarde

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2004 Hermanus Civic Theatre (Hermanus)    2004

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Vrededorp

Synopsis:
takes us back to the 1994 elections, into the lives of a diverse cultural group of characters, fearing what the future holds as they try to make peace with their own impending personal losses

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Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)    2005

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Vrygrond

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set in a poverty stricken squatter camp in the township. Not trapped by apartheid anymore, the characters find themselves haunted by the past as they struggle for economical freedom in the new South Africa

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Market Theatre (Johannesburg)    1993

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