Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Merrigong Theatre Company and The Seymour Centre present

Valley Song

One of the twentieth century’s legendary theatremakers brings us this beautiful play about how our hopes, dreams and fears shape us.

In a tiny village, in a valley in the South African countryside, live seventeen year old Veronica and her aging grandfather, Buks. Her strong desire to leave the valley and follow her dreams is matched only by his determination to protect her and to
resist the inevitable changes enveloping them. A newcomer to the village further threatens the simple life they have lived for so long.

This play from Athol Fugard, South Africa’s greatest playwright, resonates not only as a touchingly personal tale but as a metaphor for the emerging post-Apartheid South Africa.

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