Production DateJanuary 14, 2018
Production TypeStaged Reading
PlaywrightAthol Fugard
DirectorLaylah Muran de Assereto
Admission$10 at the door

Written by the powerful, dramatic voice of South Africa, PLAYLAND is set on New Year's Eve outside a Karoo town where a small, shabby travelling amusement park is encamped in the clay dust. Martinus Zoeloe, the black night watchman, is repairing a bumper car when Gideon le Rous wanders in. He is white, a former army noncom whose care has stalled outside the park. Gideon needs Martinus' help to get his car started. It's the eve of the century's final decade and the millennium approaches: will they change to greet it or stagnate in the haunted past that devours their spirits?

About Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright, director, and actor whose best-known work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa since the mid-50s. He was educated at the University of Cape Town. His plays include MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, THE BLOOD KNOT, MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA, A LESSON FROM ALOES, THE ISLAND, and the award-winning SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD. He is also the author of the novel Tsotsi, which was made into an Academy Award winning film. Mr. Fugard has received six honorary degrees from esteemed colleges and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His plays have been produced on Broadway as well as at major theaters around the world.