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Playland

Playland

by: Athol Fugard

by: Athol Fugard

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Written by the powerful, dramatic voice of South Africa, Playland is set on New Year's Eve outside a Karoo town where a small, shabby travelling amusement park is encamped in the red clay dust. Martinus Zoeloe, the black night watchman, is repainting a bumper car when Gideon le Rous wanders in. He is white, a former army noncom whose car has stalled outside the park. The park's bright lights will not go up till after dark. The bumper car is being refurbished; Gideon needs Martinus' help to get his car started. It's the eve of the century's final decade: the millennium approaches.

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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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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