Dr. Eric Jackson from Northern Kentucky University will introduce Falcon Theatre’s performance of “Master Harold“…and the Boys this Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 P.M. Dr. Jackson will be sharing his knowledge about the world of the play prior to the 8:00 performance and will then lead a post-performance discussion and question-and-answer session about the play and Falcon’s production of the piece. Admission to this discussion is included with a ticket to the evening’s performance.
Dr. Jackson is an Associate Professor of History and Director of NKU’s Black World Studies program. He has authored and co-authored multiple books and other publications about African American experiences, particularly those connected to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. His most recent books are Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad and Unique Challenges in Urban Schools: The Involvement of African American Parents.
“Master Harold”…and the Boys, by South African playwright Athol Fugard, is set in Apartheid South Africa of the 1950s. The story revolves around the relationship between a young Afrikaner and two black men who are longstanding employees of the tearoom owned by the young man’s parents. At the heart of the play is the power of Apartheid’s institutionalized hatred to threaten even the deepest and most firmly established relationships.
Performances are May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8 PM.
Sam: Ken Early*
Hally: Rupert Spraul
Willie: Deondra Means
Director: Ted Weil