Road to Victory
Director Stephen Sachs discusses the U.S. premiere of Athol Fugard's latest play.
Sachs has found success in engaging an American audience in South African politics, the looming subject behind many of Fugard's works, including Victory. The play follows Vicky and Freddie, two black South Africans who burglarize the home of Lionel, an elderly white South African who formerly employed Vicky's late mother as a housekeeper. Responding to the notion that Fugard's work is too audience-specific, Sachs rebuts, "The brilliance of Athol's writing is that it is specifically about a time and place and yet it is intensely universal."