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Touching Coming of Age Play at Luna: 'Master Harold…and the boys'

Scene from Master Harold”…and the boys
Scene from Master Harold”…and the boys
Luna Stage

Luna Stage continues its mainstage season with a revival work by South African playwright Athol Fugard – produced in commemoration of South Africa’s 20th anniversary of Freedom Day. “Master Harold”…and the boys opened Thursday, Jan. 30 and runs through Sunday, March 2.

On a stormy afternoon, Hal tries to do his homework in his mother's Port Elizabeth tea room as the family's two black workers, Sam and Willy, scrub the floors, ballroom dance to the jukebox and share hopes about better times. Ranked in the National Theatre’s “NT2000 One Hundred Plays of the Century,” “Master Harold”…and the boys extends the story of a young boy’s coming of age in the culture of apartheid.

The production, directed by Reginald L. Douglas of Brooklyn, N.Y., has scheduled shows on consecutive days: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Talkback with Douglas, one of New York Theater Workshop’s 2050 Fellows, follow performance on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $35 with discounts offered to students at $10. Season passes are also available. Show tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.lunastage.org or by calling (973) 395-5551.

The mission of Luna Stage is to produce thought-provoking theatre that gives voice to emerging American playwrights and re-examines contemporary and classic plays that speak to our times. As producer, educator and innovator, Luna Stage is committed to collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines and community partners to illuminate the diverse perspectives of society.

Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. The theatre is handicapped accessible and offers assistive listening devices.