Master Harold and the Boys
This masterwork explores the nature of friendship, and the ways people are capable of hurting even those they love.
Wed 6 November 2019 - Tue 17 December 2019
St George’s Park Tea Room, Port Elizabeth, 1950. On a long rainy afternoon, employees Sam and Willie practise their steps for the finals of the ballroom dancing championship.
Hally arrives from school to hide out in his parents’ tea room. These two men have been unlikely best friends to Hally his whole life. But it is apartheid era South Africa: he’s Master Harold, and they are the boys.
Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical and blistering masterwork explores the nature of friendship, and the ways people are capable of hurting even those they love.
Please note: As part of depicting the experience of 1950s apartheid South Africa, at times characters in the play use language which is racially offensive;