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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

Athol Fugard

Legendary theatre artist Athol Fugard returns to the stage for the first time in fifteen in this, his latest work.

The Shadow of the Hummingbird tells the story of an ailing man in his eighties and the afternoon spent with his ten-year-old grandson. In a charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, Fugard continues to mine the depths of the human spirit with profound empathy and heart. The text of the play includes an introductory Prelude by Paula Fourie with extracts from Fugard’s unpublished notebooks.

The play is currently in the midst of its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, starring the playwright, and will run through April 27, 2014.

“If there is a more urgent and indispensable playwright in world theatre than South Africa’s Athol Fugard, I don’t know who it could be.”
--Newsweek


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Fences by August Wilson, Marin Theatre Company (CA)


Passion by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine, ion theatre company (CA)

 

The Shadow of the Hummingbird by Athol Fugard, Long Wharf Theatre (CT)

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL)

 

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Everyman Theatre (MD)

Assassins by Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman, PlayMakers Repertory Company (NC)


The Train Driver by Athol Fugard, Lantern Theater Company (PA)

 

The Gospel at Colonus by Lee Breuer, ZACH Theatre (TX)


Spunk by George C. Wolfe, WaterTower Theatre (TX)

 

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, The Salt Lake Acting Co. (UT)