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An adult puppet play workshopped and written by Barney Simon, with the Handspring Puppet Company. The story of a down-and-out musician, living in a Soweto shack, who has his spirit rekindled by the infectious optimism of his adoring young nephew from the country. The uncle and the nephew were human. First performed at the Market Theatre starring Fats Dibeco and Arthur Molepo and Doreen Mazibuko in 1990, then toured to summer festivals in London and the United Kingdom, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Copenhagen in Denmark. Starbrites was voted Production of The Year of A New South African Play by the Vita Awards panel.


New Nation, 12-18 October 1990.

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