Theater: Dance Marathon


by Athol Fugard

A boy sometimes cherishes a surrogate father more than his own. But if the boy is white and the man is black, and the locale is South Africa in 1950, a day of reckoning is inevitable. No one knows this better than Athol Fugard, who has probed the corrosive effect of apartheid on his fellow South Africans in eight of his 16 plays, ranging from The Blood Knot to last season's award-winning A Lesson from Aloes. To each of his works, he brings a...

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