(from Dayton Playhouse)
You’re invited to share a wonderful evening of theatre and support the Dayton Playhouse. Director Matthew Smith and his experienced cast will present the play Master Harold… and the boys as a Playhouse fundraiser. The Play is written by Athol Fugard and is published by Samuel French. This dedicated cast and crew have mounted the play on their own, in support of the Playhouse.
According to Brian Sharp, chairman of the Dayton Playhouse board, “We couldn’t be more excited about seeing this talented cast on our stage and we really appreciate their efforts in supporting the Playhouse. This is a wonderfully moving play that everyone should see. Our thanks go to Matt Smith and everyone who helped with this production.”
The story: Sam and Willie, two middle-aged African men have always been a part of seventeen-year-old Hally’s life, bonding despite the color barrier that could have easily separated them. With Hally’s tyrannical father on his way home after a stay at hospital, tension runs high and actions are regretted. A story about loyalty, acceptance and the pain involved with breaking the cycle of racism and violence. Master Harold… and the Boys is a poignant drama highlighting important issues that still exist in today’s global society.
Smith has cast Franklin Johnson, of Dayton, in the role of Sam. Robert-Wayne Waldron, also of Dayton, will play Willie, and Ray Zupp, of Vandalia, plays Hally.
The production is one weekend, November 4-6. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The play will be presented at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH 45414. Tickets are $10 general admission and may be reserved online at www.daytonplayhouse.org, or by calling the Dayton Playhouse box office 937-424-8477. Box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. This show is not recommended for children under the age of 17 due to adult themes. All proceeds from this non-season show will benefit the Dayton Playhouse.
WIN FREE TICKETS
DaytonMostMetro.com and Dayton Playhouse are giving away SIX PAIRS of tickets to see Master Harold… and the boys! Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw two winners for each show. GOOD LUCK!
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