SynopsisHally is a white boy in 1950’s South Africa. Sam and Willie are black men who work at his family's restaurant. One afternoon, Hally does his homework while Sam and Willie train for a ballroom dancing contest. The three share lessons learned and fond memories, but when news comes that Hally’s alcoholic father will return home, the personal becomes political. At once a coming of age drama and a scathing indictment of apartheid, this modern masterpiece continues to speak to the world’s many racial injustices.
Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes, including No Intermissions
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Cast & Artists
- Sound Design: Victoria Delorio
- Directed by: ensemble member K. Todd Freeman
- Costume Design: Ana Kuzmanic
- Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
- Scenic Design: Scott Neale
- Lighting Design: Keith Parham
- Choreographer: Stacey Flaster
- Dialect Coach: Eva Breneman
- Casting Director: Erica Daniels
- Assistant Director: Audrey Francis
- Stage Management Apprentice: Kim Benware
Featured Ensemble Members
Meeting "MASTER HAROLD"... and the boys
The director of Steppenwolf Arts Exchange explains the importance of the season's first production for young adults.
The Many Faces of K. Todd Freeman
Director of Arts Exchange Hallie Gordon talks with ensemble member K. Todd Freeman about directing, teaching and his fall Arts Exchange production of Athol Fugard’s "MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys.