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 10th Birthday.
Set in the St. George’s Park tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, “Master Harold” ... and the Boys tells the story of three people, one a 17 year old white boy and the other two the black servants he has grown up around, whose relationship is put to the test by societal and personal forces. The play devastatingly reveals how racial prejudice, especially legislated racial prejudice, insinuates itself into every social sphere of existence, until the very language of ordinary human discourse begins to reflect the policy that makes black men subservient to the power exercised by white men. As with all of Athol Fugard’s work, the brilliance of “Master Harold” ... and the Boys lies in that it deals not with political issues, but with individuals, and their struggles for life and happiness in a world that is set up to deny them these basic human rights.
Please note: Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.