New Athol Fugard Play Will Make World Premiere at Off-Broadway's Signature

News   New Athol Fugard Play Will Make World Premiere at Off-Broadway's Signature Signature Theatre has announced the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard, winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award and previous Signature playwright-in-resident at the Off-Broadway theatre.

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.

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