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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the remount scheduled this summer.
July 10 - August 2
devised by Athol Fugard,
John Kani & Winston Ntshona
directed by Thomas W. Jones II
The Island devised by Athol Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona. Originally seen at MetroStage in 1991, The Island will also return in honor of our 30th anniversary. It depicts the psychological and physical abuse suffered by black political prisoners in South Africa, using the prisoners anticipated performance of the Greek drama Antigone as a symbolic means of political protest.
“an odd couple indeed, wise John and his younger, raging associate Winston spend their time bickering, joking, salving each other’s spirits and rehearsing their parts for Antigone.” Washington Post
NOTES FROM THE PRODUCER
Fugard’s The Island compels Brown and Williams to reunite at MetroStage.
March 26, 2015 by Keith Loria
REVIEW: "Shattering performances of Fugard’s The Island at MetroStage"
April 1, 2015 by Alan Katz
Preview: MetroStage Presents ‘The Island’
Play depicts human dignity and justice during the 1970s Apartheid.
THE ART OF THE ACTOR
MetroStage: Two Actors Enter the “Small Space of the World”
Theatre Review: ‘The Island’ at MetroStage
Posted by Brian Bochicchio on April 01, 2015
REVIEW: "...striking for its build-up of tension. The two actors are fluid, vivid, and eloquent...Thomas W. Jones II has directed a persuasive theater experience that agitates with a quiet intensity... It is masterful."
REVIEW "...a richly layered world that highlights not only the harsh injustices faced by political prisoners but also the amazing resiliency of the human spirit."
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