Sitting Around the Fire

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A short play by Bheki Mkhwane (1997).


"A look at four street people in Durban - They survive because they're smart and streetwise. They sniff glue, deal drugs, pimp, sing or just hang around the fire." (Sunday Independent, 21 December 1997)

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Performance history in South Africa

First staged, with Solomon’s Pride, in Durban in December 1997, workshopped and directed by Bheki Mkhwane, with Thami Sikhosana, S'duduzo Khawula, Bhekani Shabalala and Bheki Khabela.

The same production was staged at the Grahamstown Festival in 1999 and in the Pieter Roos Theatre at The Civic in October 1999.


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