Palm Beach’s longest residing professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 12th anniversary season Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold”…and the boys on Friday, April 6th at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre in West Palm Beach.
Based on Anthol Fugard’s early life in South Africa, “Master Harold”…and the boys tells the story of Willie and Sam, two black waiters who work in the St. George’s Park Tea Room, and Hally, the tea room owner’s son. Hally has known Willie and Sam all his life, and is very fond of them both; however, on one rainy day in 1950 their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. Considered to be one of Fugard’s greatest pieces, ‘“Master Harold”…and the boys tells the universal story of human relationships that are put to the test by societal and personal forces.
Athol Fugard, South African playwright, actor, and director, dedicated much of his talent to the analysis and commentary on apartheid. His plays were often controversial and many were initially banned from being produced in his homeland. His many political and racially driven plays include No-Good Friday, The Blood Knot, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, and My Children! My Africa! Most recently, Fugard received the Special 2011 Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement.
This Palm Beach Drama Works production of “Master Harold . . . and the boys” will be appearing at Don & Ann Brown Theatre through April 6 – 29, 2012. Palm Beach Drama Works is a professional not-for-profit theatre company hiring local and non-local Equity and non-Equity actors and actresses. Their goal is to engage and entertains audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. The theatre is located at 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For tickets and information you may reach them by phone at 561-514-4042, or online at www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.