The Shadow of the Hummingbird

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A two-hander by Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie.

The play

A play about a meeting between Oupa, a retired South African teacher/writer living in self-imposed exile in Southern California, and his grandson, Boba, and the insights about life that result from this afternoon spent together. Dedicated to Fugard's grandson.


2014: First produced, in its first, shorter version, at the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticutt. Directed by Gordon Edelstein with Athol Fugard as Oupa and twins Aiden and Dermot McMillan alternating in the role of Boba.

2014: The extended version, including Paula Fourie's prologue, first produced in South Africa by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre 10 - 26 July 2014. Directed by Athol Fugard, with Athol Fugard and Marviantoz Baker. Co-director Paula Fourie, lighting Mannie Manim, sets and costume Saul Radomsky and sound James Webb. Stage manager, Elisabet Nel, set construction Mark McKeown and AV design Ben du Plessis. This production also done in the André Huguenet Theatre, Bloemfontein and Barney Simon Theatre at The Market Theatre in association with the Windybrow Theatre 30 July to 17 August 2014.


Programme: The Shadow of the Hummingbird, The Fugard Theatre, 2014.

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