Morlan Higgins
Morlan Higgins
Morlan Higgins and Adolphus Ward will star in the U.S premiere of Athol Fugard's The Train Driver, to be presented by the Fountain Theatre, October 8-December 12, with an opening on October 16. Stephen Sachs will direct.

In the play, a traumatized train driver is tormented by a nightmare that has shattered his life -- until he is awakened by an extraordinary stranger.

The creative team will include Jeff McLaughlin (set), Ken Booth (lighting), Dana Rebecca Woods (costumes), and David B. Marling (sound).

Higgins, who will play Roelf, was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in Exits and Entrances at Primary Stages in NYC, and won the LA Weekly award for his performance in Shining City at The Fountain. He most recently appeared in the world premiere of Forgiveness at the Black Dahlia Theatre and in King Lear at Antaeus Co.

Ward, who will play Simon, is a recipient of a 2006 LA Weekly award, a 2008 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award, and, most recently, a 2009 NAACP award. At the Fountain Theatre, he has been seen as Bynum in Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Solly Two Kings in Gem of the Ocean, and as Oupa Jonkers in Fugard's Coming Home.