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An archive of hot news from 2002


The Island in Miami, USA

The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre (AAPACT) starts it’s 2002-2003 theatre season with The Island.  The director is Andre’ L. Gainey and the actors are Teddy Harrell, Jr. and Kristoff Skalet. 


The play runs every weekend from 8 Nov- 1 Dec 2002, 8:00 p.m. with Sunday 3:00 Matinees.  The play will be held at The Liberty Square Community Center, 6301 NW 14th Avenue, Miami, FL. 

For ticket information  phone at (305) 751-4043 FAX: (509) 693-1437 or email


A special performance will be held for residents of Miami-Dade Housing on November 7, at 8:00 p.m. at the center.


Master Harold´... and the boys in Bristol, UK

Master Harold- click for link

´Master Harold´... and the boys is on in Bristol at the Bristol Old Vic.  The director is Joyce Branagh and the designer is Rebecca Hurst.  Its on from 16 Oct - 9 Nov 2002. Click on the image for more details.  Thanks to Phil for the information.


Hello and Goodbye in Keswick, UK

Hello and Goodbye is on in Keswick on various dates between 24 May and 26 Oct 2002.  Its at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, UK, tel 017687 74411.


The Road to Mecca in Massachusetts, USA

Fugard Road to Mecca

The Road To Mecca will be on at the Payomet Theatre, Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts 15 Aug - 1 Sept 2002.  The director is Ted Kazanoff  and the cast are Caitlin Gibbon (Elsa), Ted Kazanoff (Marius) and Florence Phillips (Helen).  It takes place in a 100-seat tent theatre.

Thanks to Ted and Guy for the information. Click on the photo for more details.


A Place with the Pigs at the Edinburgh Festival

Fugard A Place with the Pigs by Black Box Theatre

Black Box Theatre will be taking its Award-winning production of A Place with the Pigs to this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They will be performing at the Gateway Theatre 15-26 Aug 2002. Bookings Tel: 0131 226 0000.   Click on the image for more details.  Thanks to Graham for the information.

Fugard A Place with the Pigs With Julie Nicholson and Graham Winter Fugard A Place with the Pigs


Sorrows and Rejoicings back in South Africa

Fugard Sorrows and Rejoicings with Marius Weyers

Sorrows and Rejoicings returns to South Africa.  Fugard directs and the actors are Maruis Weyers, Denise Newman, Jennifer Steyn and Amrian Ismail-Essop.

Its on from 9 July - 3 Aug 2002. Click on the image for more details.


Playland in London

Fugard Playland

Playland is on in London between 2-20 Jul 2002.  Its at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, tel 020 7287 2875. Recommended.

The two actors are Samson Khumalo and Mark Wakeling, plus the voice of Christopher Wells.  The director is Mark Graham.  Proceeds from the play go to COTSLANDS- an independent South African non-profit organisation caring for abandoned, abused and AIDS children.


Sorrows and Rejoicings

Sorrows and Rejoicings poster

Sorrows and Rejoicings

Sorrows and Rejoicings poster

Fugard´s new play, Sorrows and Rejoicings, was premiered at the McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ USA, the in South Africa and Great Britain (London and Warwick). The following new performances have been announced.

Los Angeles

It will play in the Mark Taper Forum from 12 May to 30 June 2002.
Click here for details
Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets (213) 628-2772


My Children! My Africa in Salisbury, UK. Salisbury Playhouse is hosting "My Children! My Africa!" from the 5- 27 Apr 2002.  Details are here .They also have Woza Albert from the Market Theatre popping in on them as part of their tour schedule. Thanks to Jon for the information.


The Island with John Kani and Winston Ntshona.  The Island is at The Old Vic, London (click here for details). This is the National Theatre production, with John Kani and Winston Ntshona. It will run from 14 Jan to 13 Apr 2002. After this is transfers to The Theatre Royal, Bath (click here for details) 15-20 Apr 2002. then it moves to The Lowry, Salford (click here for details)  22-27 Apr 2002.


Sorrows and Rejoicings in London and Warwick.  London: Tricycle Theatre Click here for details
20 Mar - 20 Apr 2002. Directed by Fugar
d, the players are Amrain Ismail-Essop, Denise Newman, Jennifer Steynn and Marius Weyers (who appeared with Fugard in the 1977 film The Guest). Susan Hilferty is the designer and Mannie Manim is lighting designer. Warwick: Warwick Arts Centre
Click here for details 23 - 27 Apr 2002.


Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act is in rep at the Latchmere Theatre, London.  The director is Charlie Simpson. The box office phone number is 020 7978 7040.

New York- Second Stage Theatre, 307 West 43rd St. / 8th Ave, from 15 Jan 2002. This is the play´s off-Broadway premiere. The production is directed by Athol Fugard, with Susan Hilferty as Associate Director/Set Designer/Costume Designer. The cast are John Glover, Marcy Harriell, Judith Light, and Charlayne Woodard. Click here for details. Thanks to Meredith for the information.


The Guest.  There is a rare chance to see the film The Guest.  This was written by Fugard and he also stars as Eugene Marais.  The director was Ross Davenish and the co-star is Marius Weyers.  Marais (Fugard) is persuaded to retreat to an isolated farm in the Western Transvaal. Whilst there however he falls into a tormented spiral of drugs and despair and is left to confront his demons, both from his past and present.  There will be a special post film discussion with Athol Fugard and Marius Weyers.  This is at the Tricycle Theatre, London where Sorrows and Rejoicings is being performed (see details below).  26 Mar 2002 so you have to be quick!!


The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard: One of the great ‘truth-telling’ plays of the 20th Century by South Africa’s greatest playwright. Its on in Brisbane, Australia to 9 March. Directed by Carol Burns with Julia Blake, Philip Hinton and Caroline Kennison. Thanks to David for the information. (Mar 2002).


The New Orleans premiere of Valley Song runs from 26 Jan- 20 Feb 2002 at a new theatre space: The Neighborhood Gallery. Bert Pigg plays Author/Buks and Fahnlohnee Harris plays Veronica. Thanks to Bert for the information. (Feb 2002).


John Kani & Winston Ntshona will talk about The Island. Its at the National Theatre, Cottesloe, London (Feb 2002).



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