By : Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
Directed by : John Kani
Co-produced with :
Intensely funny and poignant South African classic exploring freedom and identity. In this intensely funny and poignant drama exploring the universal struggle for human dignity, a black man in apartheid-era South Africa tries to overcome oppressive work regulations to support his family. Co-creator John Kani performed in the original production and won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Actor. Now, 40 years later, Kani directs his son, Atandwa Kani, in this new international production.
VIDEO: JOHN KANI INTERVIEW
VIDEO: A PERSONAL INVITATION
INTERVIEW WITH ATANDWA & MNCEDISI
The Syracuse Stage production will originate at South Africa’s legendary Market Theatre before moving to Princeton, NJ and then Syracuse.
Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright whose work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa.
Co-creators John Kani and Winston Ntshona performed in the 1975 Broadway production and together won the Tony Award for Best Actor.
John Kani and Winston Ntshona were jailed for 23 days for their performance of this play.
This show is recommended for middle school and up. Some adult language.
Approximately 90 minutes
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