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
Meeting "MASTER HAROLD"... and the boys
The director of Steppenwolf Arts Exchange explains the importance of the season's first production for young adults.