WINNER! 1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
WINNER! 1983 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Play
WINNER! 1983 London Evening Standard Award for Best Play
NOMINEE! 1982 Tony Award for Best Play
The role that won Zakes Mokae a Tony Award brought Danny Glover back to the New York stage for the Roundabout Theatre's revival of this searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Fugard's masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother's tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid.
"One of those depth charge plays [that] has lasting relevance [and] can triumphantly survive any test of time...The story is simple, but the resonance that Fugard brings to it lets it reach beyond the narrative, to touch so many nerves connected to betrayal and guilt. An exhilarating play...It is a triumph of playmaking, and unforgettable." - The New York Post
"Fugard creates a blistering fusion of the personal and the political." - TheNew York Times
"This revival brings out [the play's] considerable strengths." - The New York Daily News
"Master Harold" ...And the Boys made its premiere on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on May 4, 1982.