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Glassroots by Fiona Coyne. A comedy about a young public relations officer who brings home a black fianceé.

The original text

The text was published in the collection 2+2 plays by comPress, c2000.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

First produced as a product of the Baxter Theatre New Writing Programme at the National Arts Festival opening on 30 June 2000 and at the Baxter Sanlam Studio opening 13 july 2000, directed by Roy Sargeant, starring Diane Wilson as Mona, Gail Reagon as Verity, James Ngcobo as Vuyo (replaced by Wiseman Sithole at some performances) and Jenny Stead as Jocelyn. Set and lighting design by Brian Collins. Original music by Andrew Michau. Costume design by Neville Engelbrecht.

Immensely popular the play won several awards, including Fleur du Cap Best Actress Award, Fleur du Cap Best Supporting Actress Award, Fleur du Cap Best Director Award, and Fleur du Cap Award for Best New Indigenous Script.

Repeated numerous times after its initial run, opening in Johannesburg for the first time at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in 2006.


Glassroots theatre programme, 2000.

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