Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann
An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950s South Africa turns into a life-changing experience for 17-year old Hally. His two beloved servants become his confidants through a lifetime of family turmoil. Written 30 years ago, this award-winning masterpiece is still timely and compelling, yet told with the stunning grace of a perfect ballroom dance. It reminds us that honor does not reside in the color of a man’s skin.
About the Playwright
Athol Fugard has spent a lifetime working in the theatre as a playwright, director and actor since the mid-fifties in South Africa, England and the United States. Mr. Fugard received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2011. “Master Harold”… and the boys is considered his crowning achievement, the play was nominated for a Tony award and winner of the Drama Desk award, London Critic’s Circle award and the London Evening Standard award. His work as a playwright includes titles such as Train Driver, No-Good Friday, Non-Gogo, Blood Knot, Hello and Goodbye, People Are Living There, Boesman and Lena, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, Dimetos, The Island, A Lesson From Aloes, Master Harold… and the boys, The Road to Mecca, A Place With the Pigs, My Children! My Africa!, Playland, Valley Song, The Captain’s Tiger, Sorrows & Rejoicings, Exits and Entrances, Victory and Coming Home. He has appeared on stage in South Africa, London, Broadway, Off-Broadway and across the United States. His film credits include: The Road to Mecca, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Meeting with Remarkable Men, Marigolds in August, Boesman and Lena and The Guest. He has written one novel, Tsotsi, a film version of which was made in South Africa and recently won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Mr. Fugard has also published a fascinating autobiography entitled, Cousin.
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Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez how this play fits in the Harvel Lab Series: “Until now, the Harvel Lab Series consisted of exciting contemporary plays. Although Master Harold is a classic, it touches on issues such as race and equality, which continue to dominate our headlines and spark debate. With February being Black History month, this play provides us with a great opportunity to serve the next generation of theatergoers, especially the students of Georgia Gwinnett College whose continued support makes this series possible.”
February 14–March 3, 2013
Thursday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
Running time is approximately one hour and twenty-five minutes with no intermission.
The Harvel Lab Series is Sponsored by:
|Willie||Christopher M. Watson|
|Producing Artistic Director||Anthony P. Rodriguez|
|Associate Producer||Ann-Carol Pence|
|Set Designer||Lee Maples|
|Costume Designer||Bridgette Mont|
|Lighting Designer/Technical Director||James M. Helms|
|Sound Designer/Assistant Technical Director||Daniel Terry|
|Props Designer||Rachel Hamilton|
|Stage Manager/Sound & Lighting Operator||Maureen Downs|
|Dance Captain||Caroline Freedlund|
|Production Manager||Britt Hultgren Ramroop|
|Dialect Coach||Carolyn Cook|
|Scenic Artist||Sarah Thomson|
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
“Master Harold”… and the boys is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.