Signature's The Painted Rocks extends for a second time


Tony recipient Athol Fugard's world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek has extended its limited run for a second time. The Signature Theatre drama officially opened on 11 May 2015 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard, following previews from 21 April, and will now play its final performance on 14 June 2015. It was originally booking through to 31 May 2015, and was then extended to 7 June.

Synopsis: "A new play inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare."

The cast of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek includes Bianca Amato as Elmarie, Leon Addison Brown as Nukain, Caleb McLaughlin as Bokkie, and Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Jonathan.

The creative team for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek features scenic design by Christopher H. Barreca, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Stowe Nelson, and dialect coaching by Barbara Rubin.

Playwright Athol Fugard is a Tony Award winning playwright whose many Broadway credits include 'The Road to Mecca' (2012), '"Master Harold"...and the Boys' (1982/2003), 'Blood Knot' (1985) in which he also starred as 'Morris', and 'A Lesson from Aloes' (1980). His many Off-Broadway credits include the Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-winning play 'Boesman and Lena'.

- by Tom Millward