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"Simply constructed yet highly affecting, this latest play...has a valedictory air to it the sense of an artist dealing only with essentials." - L.A. Times
"In his carefully built play, Fugard broadens the meaning of [outsider artist] Nukain's masterpiece by placing that powerful symbol of a man's human dignity in a modern-day context."Variety
"Tender, ruminative. . . . Fugard has been anatomizing the evils of apartheid, and the troubling legacies it left behind, throughout his long and distinguished career."The New York Times
A touching portrayal of compassion passed down through two generations in a racially-torn continent, Athol Fugard's latest play centers around Nukain and Bokkie, an elderly African painter and his young protégé. The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek observes two differing experiences with racism, in the decades during and following apartheid, while ultimately illuminating the meaning of preserving the history of one's own past. Within the span of his illustrious and widely-lauded work as a playwright, Athol Fugard has shed light on the looming shadow of apartheid and its resulting dissolution of society and politics in South Africa. This contemplative new work follows that legacy, asking us not to forget its relevance in the modern day.
Athol Fugard has been working in the theatre as a playwright, director and actor for more than fifty years. His plays include The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena, Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, 'Master Harold'
and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, My Children! My Africa!, The Blue Iris, The Train Driver, and more than a dozen others.
"For me [The Train Driver] is the biggest of them all. Everything I have written before has been a journey to this."Athol Fugard
"A dramatic, moving theater experience written for South Africa. . . . It will save us from hopelessness. See it."Sunday Independent
The Train Driver is classic Athol Fugard, and one of his most important plays. The playwright, known throughout the world as a chronicler of his native South Africa's apartheid past, directed its premiere at the newly opened Fugard Theater in one of Cape Town's most politically contentious areas. This seminal work was inspired by the true story of a mother who, with her three children, committed suicide on the train tracks in Cape Town. The two-person drama unfolds between the train's engineer and the grave digger who buries "the ones without names." This edition also includes Coming Home, Fugard's first work addressing AIDS in South Africa, and Have You Seen Us? his first play set in America, about a South African transplanted to San Diego, where the playwright currently resides.
Athol Fugard's works includes Blood Knot, Master Harold. . .and the Boys, Boesman and Lena, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and My Children! My Africa! He has been widely produced in South Africa, London, on Broadway, and across the United States.
“A rare playwright who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize.”—The New Yorker
This new play about life and art by renowned playwright Athol Fugard is based on his early friendship with actor Andrew Huegonit, considered the finest classical actor of their native South Africa. It is the story of one great artist’s exit from the stage and another’s beginning theater career.
Athol Fugard’s work includes Blood Knot, “Master Harold”…and the boys, and My Children! My Africa! He has been widely produced in South Africa and London, on Broadway and across the United States.
"If there is a more urgent and indispensible playwright in world theatre than South Africa's Athol Fugard, I don't know who it could be."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek
One of the true contemporary masters of the stage, South African playwright Athol Fugard has written one of his most stunning works. Sorrows and Rejoicings explores the legacy of Apartheid on two women—one white, the other black—who on the surface seem to have little in common except for their love of one man, a white poet who is attached to the Karoo land of South Africa. The drama moves between past and present, reliving the poet's despondent years in exile and his eventual return to a new South Africa. With lyrical grace, Fugard once again demonstrates the human struggle to transcend the treacherous injustices of history.
South African playwright, actor and director, Athol Fugard is one of the world's leading theatre artists, of whom The New Yorker has said, "A rare playwright, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize on Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize."
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The Road to Mecca
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My Children! My Africa!
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Blood Knot and Other Plays
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