Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston will sing the tunes of South Africa in Athol Fugard's Valley Song which will preview April 8 and open April 9.
Valley Song is the story of a young lady longing to experience life without limitations but restrained by an apprehensive grandfather who refuses to put his past behind him.
Fugard, a prolific South African playwright, is best known for his work covering the political and social upheaval of the South African apartheid system. Some of his other plays include My Children! My Africa!, The Road to Mecca, Master Harold...and the Boys and The Blood Knot.
Director Alex Allen Morris recently directed Fugard's My Children! My Africa! at the Theatre LaB (sic) Houston. Morris is a company member of the Alley Theatre and recently appeared in their production of A Christmas Carol.
The cast of this two person production are Melita Hawkins as Veronica Jonkers and Manning Mpinduzi-Mott as the author/Abraam [sic] Jonkers. The production team for Valley Song includes scenic designer Thom Guthrie, lighting designer Kirk Markley, costume designer Claremari Verheyen and sound designer Douglas Robertson.
Valley Song runs April 8 through May 2. Tickets are available at the Stages box office or by calling (713) 527-2437.
-- by Becki Heller