The Shadow Box

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The Shadow Box is a one-act play by American playwright, actor and filmmaker Michael Cristofer [1] (1945-).

The original text

The play takes place over twenty-four hours, in three separate vacation cabins on the grounds of a large hospital, in the United States. Within the three cabins are three patients: Joe, Brian and Felicity, who are to live with their respective families as they have reached the end of their treatment. They have agreed to be part of a psychological scheme where they live within the hospital grounds and have interviews with a psychiatrist.

The play made its Broadway debut on March 31, 1977 and won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Danie Burger: Einde in Sig.

Performance history in South Africa

1980: The Shadow Box was presented by CAPAB opening 11 March 1980 at the H.B. Thom Theatre and 26 April 1980 at the Nico Malan Theatre starring Michael Atkinson and Keith Grenville with Diane Wilson, Roger Dwyer, Paddy Canavan, Diana Allen, Susan Gehr, Tom Holmes and Andy Wood. Roy Sargeant directed, the designer was Dicky Longhurst and lighting by Emile Aucamp. Original music by Michael Tuffin.


Wikipedia [2].

The Shadow Box theatre programme, CAPAB 1980.

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