"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
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: Oupa's study in Southern California
- Additional Features: No intermission
Boba - His grandson. Twelve or thirteen years old.
- Roles for Children
- Parts for Senior Actors
The Shadow of the Hummingbird premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT in March of 2014 under the direction of Gordon Edelstein.