Looking for Muruga

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Looking for Muruga is a play by Kriben Pillay. A satiric play about a Zulu student training to play the classical Indian role of the god Muruga.

Based on a real character (now dead), the play brings together an aging barman and a young teacher, wbo is looking for a man he knew during his student days, a waiter called Muruga.

Original text

Published in Asoka Theatre Publications 1995.

Performance history in South Africa

1990: First shown as “work-in-progress” in the Asoka Theatre in 1988, but first performed formally in the Asoka Theatre, UDW 1990. Directed by Robin Singh.


Review written by Sjoerd Meijer, Daily News, 31 August 1990.

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