People Are Living There

by  Athol Fugard

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

"Confirms Fugard's position as perhaps the most important writer in the country today and ensures him a place of honor in the history of South African theatre." - Cape Times, South Africa

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People Are Living There

by  Athol Fugard

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The three main characters in this penetrating psychological study of frustration and loneliness spend an evening together in the kitchen of the cheap Johannesburg boarding house where they live. They are Milly, the kind hearted slovenly landlady; Don, a cynical student layabout engaged in a permanent attempt to find himself and analyze others; and Shorty, a dimwitted postman whose passions are boxing and silkworms. It is Milly's fiftieth birthday and, just jilted by the German lodger with whom she has lived for the last ten years, she asks the other two to join her in a wild birthday party a gesture of defiance to prove to herself that she too is alive and can have a good time. The others reluctantly agree.
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"Confirms Fugard's position as perhaps the most important writer in the country today and ensures him a place of honor in the history of South African theatre." - Cape Times, South Africa

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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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