Full Length Play
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train. After a fruitless journey through shanty towns, he encounters an old gravedigger named Simon who helps the desperate man unburden his conscience. Based on a true story, The Train Driver is a soulful exploration of guilt, suffering, and the powerful bonds that grow between strangers.
“Four stars! Fugard shows that potent, engaged theater is not yet six feet under!”
-David Cote, Time Out New York
-Linda Winer, Newsday
“Moving! Fugard writes with compassion and insight!”
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"Agonizingly well-acted and directed with unflinching honesty."
-Marilyn Stasio, Variety