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Posted by: fugard listings
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:10:26 PM »

Living Light Theatre present Master Harold... and the Boys in the Lyceum Theatre, San Diego from 11- 20 May 2012.  Austyn Myers directs and Shaun T. Evans plays Sam and Vimel Sephus plays Willie.

"This wonderful piece is set in the racially divided South Africa of apartheid. It centers on a white teenage boy and his relationship with his two black servants. The shadow of racism and bigotry as it is passed down through generations then absorbed into one's culture without ever deliberately choosing to accept it; looms over the three as the future of their friendship comes into question in a moving and powerful narration that only Fugard could deliver. Moving deftly between comedy and tragedy, this story celebrates the light of the spirit within each of us, and the courage to choose love. Of all of his plays, none is more personal than Master Harold and the Boys because it relates to a boyhood incident of his which haunted him for years until he tried to atone by writing this play in 1982."

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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: September 11, 2011, 11:10:46 PM »

Community Actors Theatre in San Diego present Master Harold from 8- 30 Oct 2011.

"The heart wrenching story of a young White student who is caught up in emotional turmoil, makes perhaps, the inescapable move from innocence and childhood to poisonous bigotry."

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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: July 23, 2011, 10:57:56 AM »

From a review by Shirle Gottlieb, 6 Jul 2011 in

"Although Athol Fugard wrote “Master Harold ... and the boys” three decades ago, this bittersweet slice of life is as powerful today as it was when apartheid reigned over South Africa.

The mere form of its title (“Master Harold” in capital letters, “...and the boys” in lower case) tells us this play is another study in Fugard’s ongoing stance against racial injustice. After a long list of world-renowned works, Fugard’s name is synonymous with equality and human dignity...."

"Set in 1950 in an immaculate Tea Room on a stormy afternoon, the plot revolves around Hally (a white teenage student, the son of the owners) and his close relationship with its two black waiters...."

"Through a lot of back-and-forth banter (all loving and light-hearted), we learn how close the three have been for the past decade. They reminisce about the past when Hally ran to them for safety from his abusive, drunken, bigoted father. Though Sam never went to school, Hally taught him how to read; so they share hours together in playful intellectual discussion..."

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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: June 09, 2011, 10:03:05 AM »

Rother Swain Drama Studio present Master Harold  from 1-3 Jul 2011 in Grahamstown, South Africe.  The director is Sharon Rother and the actors are Gift Buqa, Phambili Ngcayisa and Cameron Robertson.

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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 11, 2011, 10:40:08 PM »

Master Harold in on in Washington, DC USA.

Bob Bartlett directs Master Harold... and the Boys.  It is presented by the Quotidian Theatre Company in Washington, DC from 18 Mar- 17 Apr 2011.  The actors are Ben Davis, Jason B. McIntosh and Theodore M. Snead.

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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: February 02, 2009, 09:38:16 PM »

Master Harold is being staged at the Cape May Stage, NJ from 28 Oct- 28 Nov 2009.