Boesman and Lena

Signature Theatre presents Boesman and Lena, written by Athol Fugard, as part of its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season.

Performances are staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within The Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Boesman and Lena:

In Boesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

By:
Athol Fugard
Producer:
Signature Theatre
Director:
Yaël Farber
Lighting:
Amith Chandrashaker
Sound:
Matt Hubbs
Design:
Susan Hilferty
Costume:
Susan Hilferty
Cast list:
Zainab Jah (as Lena), Sahr Ngaujah (as Boesman), and Thomas Silcott (as Old African)
Other info:
Fight Direction by UnkleDave’s Fight-House and Dialect Coaching by Barbara Rubin
Boesman and Lena Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 5, 2019
Opening date: 
February 25, 2019
Closes: 
March 24, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Boesman and Lena News & Features

Sahr Ngaujah in Boesman and Lena
Signature Theatre's Boesman and Lena extends at Pershing Square Signature Center
February 27, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced a 1-week extension for its current production of Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena, which began previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on February 5, 2019, and officially opened on February 25. The limited engagement will now run through to March 24, 2019 (instead of March 17). Synopsis: "In Boesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands."

Our Boesman and Lena Review

There’s a reason that Athol Fugard’s 1969 award-winning play Boesman and Lena was on the reading list of every Modern Drama class in the country by the mid 1970’s. Well, maybe not in the deep South. It’s a brilliant play about two people living in South Africa at that time and how their lives were affected by apartheid.