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  Master Harold...And The Boys at Rubicon Theatre

Master Harold...And The Boys

Rubicon Theatre
1006 East Main Street Ventura

Master Harold is the story of an adolescent white South African torn between his relationship with the black waiters who have befriended and cared for him, and the principles instilled in him by his father, an injured war veteran who is alternately absent and abusive. Recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award and London’s Evening Standard for Best Play, this gripping drama has much to say about how racism can be passed from one generation to the next.

Thru - Mar 6, 2011

Price: $25-$59

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 805-667 2900

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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...Director Brian McDonald has flawlessly cast his deeply insightful production (down to the differentiated black and white South African accents). Age-appropriate Daniel Stewart nails Hally’s mercurial mix of intellectual arrogance, sympathetic naiveté and aimlessness as the stress of the imminent return of his crippled, alcoholic father threatens Hally’s rare and touching friendship with black servants Sam (Anthony J. Haney) and Willie (Chris Erric Maddox). Attempting to overcome his sense of powerlessness by invoking his privileged status, Hally shamefully vents his frustrations on the “boys” during a rainy afternoon in his parents’ dingy restaurant (special credit to Thomas S. Giamario’s meticulous set)."
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Philip Brandes

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...“Master Harold”…and the boys is storytelling at its best – a moral-filled tale which compels us to examine our own attitudes regarding the way we label each other, and the way we deal with shame. All you have to do is take a seat."
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Tony Frankel

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Sometimes the event of a single day, of a single conversation even, can change a person’s life forever. This is certainly the case for seventeen-year-old Hally in Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”…and the boys, now playing at Ventura’s esteemed Rubicon Theatre in a couldn’t-be-better production."
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Steven Stanley

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