Sunday, October 18, 2009

Athol Fugard's Coming Home

I just came back from seeing Coming Home, an Athol Fugard play, at the Wilma Theatre in Philly. It was written by a South African and set in the Karoo. I practically ran to the theatre to see it, and it brought me to tears. It's now the fourth Fugard production I've seen. What a writer!

The storyline raises many disturbing issues though. South Africa still faces many problems including a lack of opportunity for the predominantly poor black population and the continual rise of AIDs cases. It's important for me and others to realize that Africa is a land of beauty and despair and one must be fully aware of each spectrum.