Extended Through June 14, 2015
Signature Theatre Company
The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
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.
Athol Fugard, Signature’s 2012 Playwright-in-Residence and winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, returns with a new play inspired by the life of outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Bianca Amato: Elmarie, Leon Addison Brown: Nukain, Caleb McLaughlin: Bokkie, Sahr Ngaujah: Jonathan