“CRITIC’S PICK! “This stirring revival is part of the triumphant inaugural season at The Pershing Square Signature Center. I found myself with tears in my eyes!"
-Ben Brantley, New York Times
“Immaculate! Moving beyond words!”
-Roma Torre, NY1
“POWERFUL! Ruben Santiago-Hudson and THE trio of actors are so keened to Fugard’s deceptively simple plot that we barely see what’s coming!”
-Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg
“Deserves both of those exclamation points! Performances are top notch!”
-Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
In a classroom in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in South Africa in 1984, Mr. M, an idealistic teacher, seeks to provide a future for his gifted student Thami by forming a debate team with Isabel, a spirited student from the local white school. But outside the classroom Mr. M’s hopes for Thami are challenged by their generational divide and increasing political unrest.
Written in 1989 shortly before the end of apartheid, My Children! My Africa! presents an honest and unflinching portrait of a country on the brink of revolution, and is a testament to the power and potential of youth, hope, and ideas.
IMAGE: Athol Fugard. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.
PHOTOS FROM FIRST REHEARSAL!
IMAGE: Actor Stephen Tyrone Williams (Thami). Photo by Erik Carter Photography.