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Captain's Tiger, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Captain's Tiger, The

Athol Fugard

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573626470

On board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel. Assisted by his muse, a portrait of his mother come to life, and supported by his friend, an illiterate ship's mechanic, he struggles to balance romance and reality.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Biography, Period

90 minutes

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - Aboard the S.S. Graiguar

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

On board the SS Graigaur a young sailor begins to pen his first novel. Assisted by his muse, a portrait of his mother come to life, and supported by his friend, an illiterate ship's mechanic, he struggles to balance romance and reality. This most personal of Athol Fugard's works is strictly autobiographical; at twenty he abandoned his university education, hitch hiked up Africa and ended up on a tramp steamer in Port Sudan. This play reflects his attempts to come to terms with the conflicting emotions evoked by memories of his courageous mother and flawed father.

REVIEWS

"Charming...Admire The Captain's Tiger and the lovely way in which it is told." -The New York Daily News

"
In 'The Captain’s Tiger,' the prolific South African playwright Athol Fugard returns to his youth with a sweetly autobiographical memory play...Probing into his past with illuminating insight, the playwright has crafted a reflective journey, laced with flights of fantasy, poetic imagery and a bracing touch of humor." - Variety, Read More

"In 'The Captain's Tiger,' the great South African playwright Athol Fugard tries once more to tell the first story he ever attempted to weave in writing." - LA Times, Read More


The Captain's Tiger received its New York City premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center Stage in 1999, under the direction of Athol Fugard and Susan Hilferty. 

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting

THE AUTHOR - the narrator of our story. Also known as Tiger. 
DONKEYMAN - a Swahili crew member of the S/S Graigaur
BETTTY - a photograph of the AUTHOR's mother as a young girl

Author
Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard is an internationally acclaimed South African playwright whose best-known work deals with the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system in South Africa. He was educated at the University of Cape Town. His plays include The Captain's Tiger, Valley Song, My Children! My Africa, A Lesson from Aloes, The Island, and the award-winning Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Mr. Fugard has ... view full profile

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