Fugard ("Master Harold"...and the Boys, Blood Knot) returns to the Signature with a play about apartheid, inspired by the life of South African artist Nukain Mabusa. Performances will run April 21-May 31 with an official opening night scheduled for May 11. In The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, aging farmer Nukain is approaching the end of a life-long project, that of painting the rocks at Revolver Creek and transforming the land into a colorful garden of painted flowers. According to press notes, "Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare."
The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Performances will take place at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd St. To purchase tickets call (212) 244-7529 or visit signaturetheatre.org.