Primary Stages presents the New York Premiere of Exits and Entrances by Athol Fugard that replaces the previously announced Deuce by Terrence McNally, which will now open on Broadway in May. Stephen Sach directs the two-member cast, which features Morlan Higgins as André and William Dennis Hurley.
Exits and Entrances is an autobiographical play that chronicles the friendship between a young idealistic playwright and an older actor struggling unhappily to find meaning and dignity in his fading career. Set in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1956 and 1961, the play is based on Fugard¹s relationship with stage actor André Huguenet, who was known at one time as the Olivier of South Africa.
There are additional Sunday matinees scheduled for March 25, April 1 and April 8 at 3PM, and a Wednesday matinee on April 11 at 2PM. In place of the Wednesday matinees on April 18 & 25, Primary Stages is presenting 1pm shows of Exits and Entrances to student groups at no charge, under the auspices of the Primary Stages NYC Public School Student Matinee program.
Additionally, following the public performances on April 10 and April 19, there are special "Artist/Audience Talkbacks" for the attendees of the performances on those evenings.