“Tender, ruminative… Fugard has been anatomizing the evils of apartheid, and the troubling legacies it left behind, throughout his long and distinguished career.” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times
“No voice in today’s theater cries out with such compelling pathos and beauty as that of Athol Fugard, a painter of stage stories that, even after more than five decades, continues to throb with life, urgency and insistence.” —Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
“Simply constructed yet highly affecting… South African playwright Athol Fugard remains a vital chronicler of the political, moral and spiritual damage wreaked in his country by apartheid.” —Charles McNulty, LA Times
“A script of plainspoken eloquence… You’d have to have a heart of granite not to be moved watching empathy tentatively bloom in a garden of rocks.” —Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
Inspired by the life of Nukain Mabuza, a self-taught artist who painted the boulders on the farm on which he worked, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek observes two differing experiences with racism, in the decades during and following apartheid, while ultimately illuminating the meaning of preserving the history of one’s own past.
Athol Fugard has been working in the theater as a playwright, director and actor for more than fifty years. His plays include Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena, “Master Harold”… and the boys, The Road to Mecca, My Children! My Africa!, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act and Valley Song.