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Author: Athol Fugard Narrator: Lou Ferguson, Francis Guinan, Paul Sandberg Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781580817691
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Set in a South African traveling amusement park on New Year’s Eve, Athol Fugard’s Playland explores the possibilities for blacks and whites to find understanding in a racially divided world. A volatile dialogue begins when two men—a former soldier and a night watchman—delve into their sordid pasts. 

A Steppenwolf Theatre Company production. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring Lou Ferguson, Francis Guinan, and Paul Sandberg. Directed by Nan Withers-Wilson. Recorded before a live audience by L.A. Theatre Works.

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  • “Character actors Lou Ferguson and Francis Guinan create a riveting dark atmosphere as they portray a black night watchman and a retired Afrikaner soldier who have a chance meeting at a Johannesburg amusement park on a lonely New Year’s Eve. Recorded live at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the L.A. Theatre Works production secures the rapt silence of the audience as the two men compare and one-up each other with stories of their sordid and violent pasts. Written in 1993 on the eve of South Africa’s first fully integrated elections, Fugard’s play leaves the listener with a sense of hope — a hope that, in this rare historic case, came to fruition.”

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About the Author

Athol Fugard is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director, best known for his political plays opposing the South African system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award–winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood.