Beautiful Things

The African Project

Beautiful Things – A Love Story received its world premiere with this production at New Federal Theatre. After Maredi returned to South Africa, this production was staged in October 2001 at the Mangaung African Cultural Festival (MACUFE), an annual showcase of African arts and culture that takes place in Bloemfontein . The same production played two more times: in the Barney Simon Theatre at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, in December 2001 and at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, in October 2002.

In the play, a middle-aged South African man, Muzi (Mr. Maredi), and a younger woman, Noni (Ramadumetja Rasebotsa), both of them widowed, fall in love. These people know a lot about violence, injury and personal loss. But they make no excuses and find none in the grim past of their country or its recent social and political upheavals.

Performances of this production alternated with The Missing Face.

Presented as part of the 2000-01 Season

Play opened May 15, 2001 at the Harry De Jur

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Selaelo Maredi
Director Selaelo Maredi
Stage Manager Jacqui Casto
Set Designer Terry Chandler
Lighting Designer Antoinette Tynes Antoinette Tynes
Costume Designer Anita Ellis
Sound Designer David D. Wright
Actor Selaelo Maredi
Actor Ramadumetja Rasebotsa

All 2000-01 Season productions: