Not With My Gun

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by Aubrey Sekhabi with Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom (1998).

Performance history in South Africa

1998: Premièred at the Grahamstown Festival in July 1998 directed by Aubrey Sekhabi for the North West Arts Council, with Vusi Kunene, Baby Cele, John Lata/Tshallo Chokwe, Slindile Nodangala, Kholofelo Kola, Peter Mashigo and Paul Lückhoff. The same production played at The Market Theatre in September 1998. By Aubrey Sekhabe and Mpumelelo P. Grootboom. Directed: Aubrey Sekhabe and M.P. Grootboom. Cast : Vusi Kunene, Baby Cele, Tshallo Shokwe, Slindile Nodangala, Kholofelo Kola, Peter Mashigo, Paul Luckoff.


Not With My Gun focuses on the emrging black elite of the early post-apartheid era. A successful black filmmaker throws a party for his three life-long friends to celebrate on the evening before one of them is to get married, and they catch a white burglar red-handed in the house. How do these four middle-class black men treat the terrified white criminal they have apprehended? How do they manage their intuitive desire for revenge? [Van Heerden (2008)][1]. p 156.

Translations and adaptations


National Arts Festival programme, 1998. 50-51.

Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

Review by Garalt MacLiam published in The Star, 13 August 1998.

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