May 13, 2010 – June 13, 2010
by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
directed by Ron OJ Parson
Actors Allen Gilmore and Chikè Johnson in a “tour de force performance” (Sun-Times). Master playwright Athol Fugard and the actors of the original South African cast wrote the story of a man who pretends to be dead in order to live. This searing exploration of identity and the political power of storytelling is presented in a new, intimate staging “expertly directed” (Sun-Times) by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.
“3½ STARS ... spectacularly fearless ... with equal measures of sadness, humanity, optimism and pizzazz.” -Chicago Tribune
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... vivid, searingly evoked revival ... rich storytelling, biting humor and great empathy” -Sun-Times
"4 STARS ... a richly varied, thoroughly theatrical meditation on identity and oppression" -Time Out Chicago
Running Time: 98 minutes
Artwork by Daniel Minter.