Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s presentation of South African dramatist Athol Fugard’s 1982 play, “Master Harold” … and the boys, takes place on a rainy afternoon in 1950 in South Africa during the the country’s infamous apartheid era. Its protagonist, “Hally,” is the 17-year-old son of the owners of St. George’s Park Tea Room in Port… Continue reading Mortall Coile’s Rendition of Athol Fugard’s "Master Harold" … and the boys Is Most Impressive
On Thursday, April 14th, Mortall Coile Theatre Company founder and artistic director Jesse R. Gephart said, “I’ve waited two years to produce this show,” during his opening-night statement for “Master Harold” … and the boys, which he also directed. Well, we are here to tell you: it was worth the wait — the production is… Continue reading Mortall Coile Theatre Company’s "Master Harold" … and the boys Is a Masterpiece!
Though “Blood Knot” was written prior to the end of Apartheid, it is clear that the ramifications of the racial divide continue to cause schisms in both the country’s fabric, as well as within families. Given the responsibility of marking the time with subtle discussions juxtaposed against the last scene’s primal violence, the Lucius Robinson and J. Alphonse Nicholson performed brilliantly ….
In honor of South African author and anti-apartheid activist Athol Fugard’s March 19-23 visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The Sacrificial Poets will present “Act of Witness,” which includes two plays – Fugard’s early drama “Blood Knot” (1961) and “Poetic Portraits of a Revolution,” created in 2011 by Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa, and Sameer Abdel-khalek — March 2-20 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.