Legacy playwright Athol Fugard has made a home at Signature since being the inaugural Residency 1 playwright at the Center, and his South African-set stories, with themes of complex identities, racial tension, and social protest, remain as relevant as ever. In this new production of the “prophetic and brilliant" (The New York TimesBoesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggle of two refugees who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

"Critic’s Pick! A beautiful production! A classic of world drama."
- The New York Times

"A searing look at how institutional racism can sour our very humanity."
The Wrap  

"Three virtuosic performances and brilliant staging… a journey unquestionably worth taking."
February 5 - March 24, 2019
Running Time
2 hours, no intermission
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre


Zainab Jah

Sahr Ngaujah

Thomas Silcott


Scenic & Costume Design
Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design
Amith Chandrashaker
Sound Design
Matt Hubbs
Fight Direction
UnkleDave’s Fight-House
Dialect Coach
Barbara Rubin
Production Stage Manager
Kelly A. Martindale

Now At The Center