The Train Driver

Closed
1hr. 20min.
Opened Nov 4, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In December 2000, Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on The Cape Flats, South Africa. This true story demanded Athol Fugard's attention and compelled him to write The Train Driver; a beautiful and haunting play of redemptive power. He has described it as 'perhaps the most important play I've written... it's the emotional journey I've travelled in dealing with my inherited legacy of South African prejudice and what you do with that blinkered vision of reality.'

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