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.
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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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.