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"Master Harold"... and the boys
By Athol Fugard
Produced in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Freedom Day
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
A searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Athol Fugard's masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother's tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid.
Starring Tony Knotts, Jamil A.C. Mangan and Beethovan Oden.
Production and Design: Jay Spriggs (Sound Design), Paul Tate dePoo III (Set Design), Jorge Arroyo (Lighting Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Mary Ellen Allison (Stage Manager).
Talkback with the cast and special guests,
Lorna K. Johnson of Global Linkages and
Cultural Arts Consultant Desiree P. Urquhart.
Meet the Director
Reginald L. Douglas Reginald L. Douglas is the 2050 Directing Fellow at New York Theater Workshop, the inaugural Van Lier Directing Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center (2010-2012), and a finalist for the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's Gielgud and Ockrent Fellowships. Reginald has directed extensively throughout New York at venues including Culture Project, Theater Row, DR2, Access Theater, LaMaMa/Fringe, Harlem School of the Arts, and many others, and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Luna Stage, and the DC Black Theater Festival. Highlights include the premiere productions of Ruby Place Nest on the Ground by Angelica Chèri, You Can’t Die Here aka Not Normal by Paul Notice, and Scared of Sarah by Laura Brienza, and a sold-out revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Reginald has assistant directed for several leading players in the field on Broadway, Off Broadway, and regionally, including Emily Mann, Sam Gold, Peter DuBois, Sam Buntrock, Ethan McSweeny, Daniel Beaty, Jo Bonney, Lynn Nottage, Zach Braff and others, and worked at several notable theaters including Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and McCarter Theatre. Please check out his website for more information on his work: www.reginalddouglas.com.
QonStage says: "Director Reginald L. Douglas orchestrates the thrumming of hearts and the drumming of anger so well that these three men seem almost unaware of the maelstrom they are each creating, yet their art is such that it takes three actors of their considerable skills to build to the flash, the crash, and the aftermath, where each audience member can create his or her own postlude–apocalyptic or rapturous. These are arresting and brilliant performances."
Meet the Cast
Click on each actor's picture to hear him speak about the play...