A luminous drama borne out of the racial divide in apartheid-era South Africa, this scintillating story is an enduring tale of love, loss, entitlement, and pride. Set against the simple backdrop of a rainy afternoon in a 1950s tearoom, a young white boy’s mercurial feelings toward his parents are juxtaposed against the delicate bonds of his friendship with an older black man. This poignantly written play examines the insidious nature of deeply entrenched racism—proving even the most intimate connections can be destroyed in a heartbeat. Winner of the 1982 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, Athol Fugard’s exploration of the primal ties that bind people together and tear them apart is told with both penetrating tension and wistful elegance. The emotion of its heartbreaking climax is sure to linger in the hearts and minds of audience members long after the play concludes. (See the video preview here)
Directed by John David Lutz, scenic design by Eric Renschler, costume design by Patti McCrory, lighting design by Brandon Bagwell (a senior from Clarksville, TN), and sound design by Mary Lana Rice (a junior from Memphis, TN).
Tickets are $11 for faculty/staff. UE Students may pick up their FREE ticket, beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.
September 23, 24, 29, 30, October 1 @ 7:30 pm
September 25, October 2 @ 2:00 pm