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A 2001 play by Monde Mayephu. A look at the playwright at work.

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Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2001: First staged in the Laager at the Market Theatre in November 2001 as part of the Barney Simon Young Writers' Festival, directed by Josias Dos Moleele, with Mpho Molepo (Sipho), Shoki Mmola (Pinky) and Sibongile Genu (Thandi).

2003: Staged in February 2003 in the Laager at the Market Theatre, directed by Fiona Ramsay, with James Ngcobo (Sipho), Mmabatho Mogomotsi (Pinky) and Lindiwe Chibi (Thandi). Set designed by Wilhelm Disbergen.


The Citizen, 22 November 2001.

The Citizen, 17 February 2003.

Business Day, 17 February 2003.

The Star, 18 February 2003.

Mail & Guardian, 27 February 2003.

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