i have heard the name of the play and its author Athol Fugard. But beyond knowing he was South African, I knew nothing. Knowing the South African connection, I assumed something about race.
This is a very powerful play, and so relevant in these days of “Black Lives Matter”. Anyone who has any doubts about racism and what it looks like must see this play.
The cast is superb. It is still in previews, but it is hard to see how it could possibly get any better. Director Phillip Akin has hit all the right notes. Allan Louis as Willie and Andre Sills as Sam are excellent – funny, restrained, dignified and sorrowful. James Daly as Hally is just a perfect mix of typical teenage monster, lost little boy and unconcious racist. You feel sorry for him and you despise him at the same time.
This is definitely the play to see this summer in Niagara on the Lake.