“Master Harold” … and the Boys

  • From 4 February 2020
  • Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm
  • The Fugard Studio
  • R210 – R250
  • English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval
  • PG Language and prejudice
  • No entry after start

A new production of Athol Fugard’s masterpiece.

Produced by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, Athol Fugard’s masterpiece will open in The Fugard Studio Theatre in celebration of The Fugard Theatre’s 10th birthday.

Set in a tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, “Master Harold” … and the Boys is a poignant coming of age story and exploration of a friendship between a young white boy (Hally), and the two adult black men he has grown up around (Sam and Willy), against the backdrop of the oppressive, divisive apartheid laws of the time. Although society dictates their education are worlds apart, Sam has helped guide Hally from boy to manhood, educating him about the realities and injustices of the world, while Hally in turn teaches Sam what he has learnt at school. Their friendship has taken on an almost fatherly role for Hally, as he struggles with the strained relationship with his alcoholic father. During their debates and reminiscing on the rainy afternoon, Sam and Willy talk about their dreams of winning a ball room competition – their ‘world without collisions’ – a metaphor for their aspirations and yearning to create a better life for themselves. The peace is broken with the news Hally’s drunken father is returning home, unleashing an anger in Hally that leads to an unprecedented bigoted outburst.

Please note: Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.

Kai Luke Brummer

Desmond Dube

Siya Mayola

Athol Fugard

Greg Karvellas

Wolf Britz
Set Design, Lighting Design

Widaad Albertus
Costume Design

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