“Master Harold”… and the Boys
November 16th through December 3rd, join Irish Classical Theatre for “Master Harold”… and the Boys by Athol Fugard.
One of Athol Fugard’s masterpieces, “Master Harold”… and the Boys is a coming-of-age drama that explores the relationship between Hally, a white teenage boy, and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black waiters who work in his mother’s tea room, during apartheid-era South Africa. Faced with the return of his alcoholic and war-injured father, Hally lashes out at Sam and Willie, exposing a pernicious cycle of hatred, despite Hally’s dreams of “progress.” “Master Harold”… and the Boys is a play that closely marries the personal and the political, extensively drawing on details of Athol Fugard’s own life. Both the St. George’s Park Tea Room and the boarding house are drawn from his own memory; the characters, both on stage and off, bear a strong resemblance to the Fugard family’s employees and Fugard’s parents. Hally also bears a strong resemblance to the young Fugard – they share a family nickname and a disgust for the same subjects in school.
Special presentations will include:
Young Professionals Night: Thursday, November 16th at 7:30pm
Pay-What-You-Will Performance: Saturday, November 18th at 3pm
Industry Night: Saturday, November 18th at 7:30pm
Community Matinee: Wednesday, November 29th at 10am
Open Captioned Performance: Thursday, November 30th at 7:30pm
Open Captioned Performances: An LED captioning screen, located in the South East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.