Valley Song

by  Athol Fugard, Didi Kriel

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

"Fugard's miniature masterpiece...[has] drama aplenty but also warmth and humor...An instant classic a complex play, simply and beautifully done."- The New York Times

"[The] latest in the awesome line of Athol Fugard's plays...is a wor…

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This is the moving story of an old man's love for his dutiful grandchild. Buks' Jonkers is a poor yet dignified war veteran who is devoted to his vegetable furrows in a remote South African province. He is anxious to shield his dreamy, restless sixteen year old granddaughter from temptations beyond the valley. She is equally anxious to be a singer in faraway Johannesburg. Her self made songs brim with the longings of youth.
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"Fugard's miniature masterpiece...[has] drama aplenty but also warmth and humor...An instant classic a complex play, simply and beautifully done.- The New York Times

"[The] latest in the awesome line of Athol Fugard's plays...is a work of delicacy and lyricism...that is charming."- The London Sunday Times

"Enthralling [and] remarkable in the beauty of its language; remarkable in its espousal of clear cut values; remarkable in its emotional impact...It is among the playwrights's finest works."- Star Tonight

"Eloquent and visionary...It glows with a triumphant human spirit."" - Variety

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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 Aloe ...

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Didi Kriel

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