1-12 Feb 2005. Sam and Willie are two middle-aged waiters working in a greasy caf. Both would rather be elsewhere practising their ballroom dancing. Athol Fugard's semi-autobiographical play tells the tale of a young man's coming of age in South Africa during the 1950s. The main character, Hally, experiences growing up with the usual set of difficult choices and decisions to overcome. Hallys dilemma is a contrast between his continuing loyalty to his prejudiced alcoholic father and his love for Sam, a lifelong friend and mentor. Coping with life beyond the protective walls of the caf, his the changes ringing through his world, meeting peoples expectations of him all combine in a moment. The play was banned during the Apartheid years in South Africa.
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Master Harold & the Boys.
Showing every evening at 20.00, matinees on Saturdays at 15.00. Tickets cost between 10 and 18. Location: Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Tel. +353-18819613.