“Tender and ruminative!”
The New York Times
“An intimate theatrical gem!”
“Thoughtful and poignant! Places the powerful symbol of a man’s human dignity in a modern-day context.”
“Fugard stamps indelible human faces on faraway reports of the world’s news.”
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.
April 21 – May 31, 2015
IMAGE: Athol Fugard. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.
The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Trailer
Leon Addison Brown and Caleb McLaughlin.
IMAGE: Photo by Joan Marcus.
The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet Photos
IMAGE: Photo by Erik Carter.
Athol Fugard Returns to Signature
Athol Fugard on The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
Caleb McLaughlin with playwright and director Athol Fugard in rehearsal.
IMAGE: Photo by Gregory Costanzo.