Boesman and Lena

Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) presents Boesman and Lena, by Athol Fugard, directed by Yaël Farber, running February 5 – March 24, 2019 with an February 25 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

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The cast of Boesman and Lena includes Zainab Jah (Signature’s Venus) as Lena, Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Signature’s Master Harold... and the Boys) as Boesman and Thomas Silcott (“Luke Cage”) as Old African.

The creative team includes Susan Hilferty (Scenic & Costume Design), Amith Chandrashaker (Lighting Design), Matt Hubbs (Sound Design), UnkleDave’s Fight-House (Fight Direction), and Barbara Rubin (Dialect Coach). The Production Stage Manager is Cherie B. Tay and Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

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 Times) Boesman and Lena, the human need for kindness, hope and compassion is on display in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.