MARCH 1 – 18, 2012

HELLO AND GOODBYE

By Athol Fugard
Directed by Jessica Heidt

“When asked to name my favorite among the 50 years of playwriting that lie behind me now at the age of 76, Hello and Goodbye is without fail one of the three that comes to mind. It joins Blood Knot in being the moment nearly half a century ago when I discovered my own voice as a playwright,” said Fugard, who has been described by Time Magazine as the greatest active playwright in the English-speaking world.

Set in the kitchen of a railway house in Port Elizabeth in 1963, the play softly cauterizes the wounded lives of its characters. A brother and sister who have not seen each other for years, unpack boxes and suitcases in search of an elusive inheritance and in so doing unpack the memories and truths of their empty and damaged lives and find hope where they never expected it.

 

Jessica Heidt

Director

 

Ron Gasparinetti

Set Design

 

Christina Dinkel

Costume Design

 

Mark Hopkins

Lighting Design

 

Erik Gandolfi

Fight Choreography and Sound design

 

 

 

 

 

Mike
Ryan
*


as Johnny

 

 

Julie
James*


as Hester

 

 

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Photos

Photography by Steve DiBartolomeo


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