CENSORED 

A rotating repertory of two banned South African plays

March 19-April 7

"Master Harold" ...and the Boys

By Athol Fugard
Directed by Lane Savadove

Egoli: City of Gold

By Matsemela Manaka
Directed by Katrina Shobe

Co-Produced by Theatre in the X

 Venue: Latvian Society Theater, 531 N. 7th Street (7th & Spring Garden)

EgoPo presents these powerful plays in rotating repertory to shine a light on two very different experiences under apartheid.

Famed classic anti-apartheid play Master Harold was initially banned in South Africa before being produced by Yale Rep in 1982 and later Broadway. Master Harold played a significant role in awakening global consciousness about apartheid and helped to lead to the system’s eventual downfall. This semi-autographical piece depicts how societal racism can pass down to the individual despite our best intentions, and presents the challenges and hopes for true change.


 “Lyrical in design, shattering in impact” –Frank Rich, NY Times

Egoli is a look into the world of miners in South Africa, depicting lives that are often overlooked, as they struggle with racial inequality, poverty, and systemic incarceration. Manaka was a pivotal player in the grassroots black theatre movement that grew out of the 1976 Soweto uprisings protesting the government’s political repression and extreme state censorship. Published in 1980, the play was banned by the South African government in 1981.


“[Egoli] grips the audience by the scruff of the neck” –The Daily Sun, Johannesburg

"Censored" Tickets - Two-Show Deal**
See both shows and save!

Tues-Thurs...............................$50 $37

Fri-Sun......................................$64 $48

Student/Industry.......................$24 $20

Single Show Tickets**

Tues-Thurs......................................$25

Fri-Sun.............................................$32

Champagne Opening......................$35

Student/Industry..............................$12

ACCESS Philly.................................$2*

Calendar for Censored: MASTER HAROLD (MH) EGOLI (E)

*Call 267-273-1414 to reserve your ACCESS tickets. ACCESS card and photo ID required. ACCESS Cardholders may use their card at EgoPo for just $2, thanks to ACCESS Philly, a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach. For more information, visit www.art-reach.org/access.

**Ticketing fees apply to all orders,excluding ACCESS

Cast of Master Harold

Sam................................Damien Wallace*
Willie.....................................Juspin Jones

Hally................................Aidan McDonald

 

*Actor appearing with permission of
Actors' Equity Association

Cast of Egoli

John..................................Carlo Campbell
Hamilton.........................Walter DeShields

© 2015 by EgoPo Classic Theater.

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