Legacy playwright Athol Fugard has made a home at Signature since being the inaugural Residency 1 playwright at the Center, and his South African-set stories, with themes of complex identities, racial tension, and social protest, remain as relevant as ever. In this new production of the “prophetic and brilliant" (The New York Times
) Boesman and Lena
, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggle of two refugees who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.
"Critic’s Pick! A beautiful production! A classic of world drama."
- The New York Times
"A searing look at how institutional racism can sour our very humanity."
- The Wrap
"Three virtuosic performances and brilliant staging… a journey unquestionably worth taking."