The Signature Theatre celebrates the opening of its revival of Boesman and Lena by legacy playwright Athol Fugard February 25. Directed by Yaël Farber, Fugard's 1969 play follows a husband and wife as they they wander the South African wastelands.
Leading the cast in the title roles are Sahr Ngaujah (Broadway's upcoming Moulin Rouge!) as Boesman and Zainab Jah (Eclipsed, Signature’s Venus) as Lena. Thomas Silcott (Luke Cage) plays Old African.
Boesman and Lena is playing in the Signature's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The production began performances February 5 and is scheduled to continue through March 17.
The creative team includes scenic and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, sound designer Matt Hubbs, fight director UnkleDave’s Fight-House, and dialect coach Barbara Rubin. The production stage manager is Cherie B. Tay, and casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.