Beautiful Things

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Also known as "Beautiful Things - A Love Story". A 2001 two-hander play by Selaelo Maredi.

The original text

A middle-aged South African man, Muzi, and a younger woman, Noni, fall in love. They come from very different backgrounds, both have been tragically widowed and both have issues of guilt and commitment to work through.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

After its premiere in May 2001 in the Abrons Art Centre in New York City, directed by Selaelo Maredi, with Maredi (Muzi) and Ramadumetja Rasebotsa (Noni) it was first staged in South Africa in October 2001 at the Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE). The same production played in the Barney Simon Theatre at the Market Theatre in December 2001 and the Baxter Theatre in October 2002.


The New York Times, 16 May 2001.

The Citizen, 12 October 2001.

Business Bay, 31 October 2001.

The Sowetan, 4 November 2001.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page