"Master Harold" -- and the Boys: A Drama
Drama / 3m (1 white, 2 black) / Int.
The role that won Zakes Mokae a Tony Award brought Danny Glover back to the New York stage for the Roundabout Theatre's revival of this searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Fugard's masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother's tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid.
"One of those depth charge plays [that] has lasting relevance [and] can triumphantly survive any test of time...The story is simple, but the resonance that Fugard brings to it lets it reach beyond the narrative, to touch so many nerves connected to betrayal and guilt. An exhilarating play...It is a triumph of playmaking, and unforgettable."-New York Post
"Fugard creates a blistering fusion of the personal and the political."-The New York Times
"This revival brings out [the play's] considerable strengths."-New York Daily News
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Review: "Master Harold"...and the boysUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
An interesting look at the personal costs of apartheid, just how deep a racist culture can dig into a person, and how we cope when the people we love let us down. Read full review
Review: "Master Harold"...and the boysUser Review - Araceli Aguilar - Goodreads
"If we're not careful, somebody is going to get hurt." "It won't be me." "Don't be so sure." Read full review