political theater?

Profile Theatre’s Latest Inspiration

The theater company that devotes each season to a single dramatist’s voice sets its sights on South African playwright Athol Fugard

By Anne Adams May 8, 2012

For the whole of the 2012-2013 theater season, Profile Theatre trains its spotlight on the challenging canon of Athol Fugard, whose view of human nature was galvanized while witnessing his home country’s enforcement of apartheid.

In anticipation of the lineup (listed below) we recommend this nicely-edited interview from Connecticut’s Long Wharf Theater to help you get to know the man better. Using one of his plays, Have you seen us? as a point of reference, Fugard explains his reputation as a “political” playwright, and the way his experience informs the scenarios he brings to the stage. He also talks so passionately about the necessity of audience engagement, one can’t wait to be a watcher of some of his lauded works.


Main Stage Productions
“Master Harold”…and the Boys (Oct. 3-Oct. 28)
The Road to Mecca (Jan. 9-Feb. 3)
Blood Knot (Feb. 27-Mar.24)
My Children! My Africa! (May 8-Jun. 2)

Staged Readings
Valley Song (Nov. 28-Dec. 2)
Lesson from Aloes (Feb. 13-Feb. 17)
A contemporary South African play, title TBA (Jun. 5-Jun. 9)

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