“Boesman and Lena” by Athol Fugard is about two mixed-race vagrants and
their ambivalent relationship with an old and sick African, Outa, who
speaks no English, only Zulu. Set in apartheid South Africa it
prefigures a continual struggle to transcend racism, and is full of the
soaring poetry of its author, reaching into the psyches of both the
brute Boesman and the flawed madonna Lena at odds over what freedom
might bring in any multi-ethnic society.
With Regina Levkovitch, Arnold Phillips and Michael Picardie, directed by Arnold Phillips.