Fugard Work Exits and Entrances Makes NYC Debut for Primary Stages

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Primary Stages opens the New York premiere of Athol Fugard's Exits and Entrances April 4.

Stephen Sachs — who staged both previous runs of the work — returns to direct the New York production at Primary Stages' home at 59E59 Theatres. Performances began March 27 for the run currently slated through April 29.

Set in the scribe's native South Africa, Fugard's Exits and Entrances is based on the true story of his relationship with actor André Huguenot. The work focuses on "an idealistic young playwright and a fading middle-aged actor" at both ends of the career spectrum. The work made its world premiere at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre and has since played Florida Stage.

Original stars Morlan Higgins and William Dennis Hurley reprise their turns as André and The Playwright, respectively.

The Fugard work replaced the previously planned Off-Broadway staging of Terrence McNally's Deuce (which debuts on Broadway April 11 at the Music Box Theatre).

Primary Stages' current season began with the world premiere of A. R. Gurney's Indian Blood (a Lucille Lortel nominee) and continued with Southern Comforts and the New York premiere of the Christopher Durang and Peter Melnick musical Adrift in Macao (also Lortel nominated). The new season lineup will boast the three New York premieres of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, Willy Holtzman's Something You Did and Michael Hollinger's Opus, with one new work yet to be announced.

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