When Oupa is visited by his ten-year-old grandson (who is playing hooky from school) the two spend a memorable afternoon together. The boy reminds the old man of his lost sense of wonder, while the child is given a bit of hard-earned wisdom. In a charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, Fugard continues to mine the depths of the human spirit with profound empathy and heart.
"To lose yourself in the imagined universe of a play is perhaps one way of retaining a sliver of the innocence Mr. Fugard’s Oupa so cherishes." - The New York Times, Read More
"Fugard's metaphors...are unforgettable." - BroadwayWorld, Read More
"[The Shadow of the Hummingbird] wants to pass on the experience and wisdom of an elderly man. It wants to show how important it is to respect and retain the wonderment and curiosity and openness of childhood. And it wants to entertain. . . admirable goals which, in the hands of a master, Athol Fugard . . . are easily met." - New Haven Independant, Reaed More
"The Shadow of the Hummingbird soars." - New Haven Register, Read More
Check out these photos from Long Wharf Theatre's production of The Shadow of the Hummingbird in March 2014.