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Athol Fugard Celebrates 50 Years of Blood Knot with a Season at the Signature Theatre

Athol Fugard

New York’s Signature Theatre has dedicated an entire season to the works of renowned South African playwright and director, Athol Fugard.

Fugard, who turns 80-years-old this June, has taken up position as the theatre’s Residency One Playwright-in-Residence, and will stage three of his plays at the theatre during the course of 2012.

Blood Knot and Other PlaysThe dedicated season kicked off with a run of Fugard’s groundbreaking Blood Knot, which continues until 11 March. From 1 May to 10 June, the theatre will show My Children! My Africa!, followed by The Train Driver from 14 August to 23 September. 2012 also saw a Broadway production of Fugard’s The Road to Mecca by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Charlie Rose spoke to Fugard, “conscience of his country”, about the inspiration behind Blood Knot.

Watch the trailer for Blood Knot:

Fugard reflects on 50 years of Blood Knot:

The Train Driver and Other PlaysMy Children! My Africa!

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