The Father had its South African premiere at the Fugard Studio Theatre on 8 November and ran until 3 December 2016 to packed houses. It starred Marius Weyers and Anthea Thompson and was directed by Greg Karvellas.
The Father peers inside the mind of Andre (Weyers), a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne, who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? The Father is a funny, sad, and poignant roller-coaster ride on a fight against the insanity that twists and turns with all the excitement of a taut thriller.
8 November 2016
3 December 2016
The Fugard Studio
Birrie le Roux
Benjamin du Plessis
Carl Gersbach (for CHG Engineering)
Daniel Rutland Manners