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Signature Theatre's The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Extends Run

Athol Fugard directs his new play, which opens next month.

Playwright and director Athol Fugard with the cast of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek: Leon Addison Brown, Bianca Amato, Caleb McLaughlin, and Sahr Ngaujah.
(© Erik Carter)

Signature Theatre's world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard, has announced a one-week extension. Performances are set to begin April 21 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official May 11 opening. The production was originally scheduled to run through May 31 but will now close June 7.

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek follows an aging farm laborer, Nukain, who has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion, Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person, and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner's wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.

The cast includes Bianca Amato (LCT's Macbeth) as Elmarie, Leon Addison Brown (Signature's The Train Driver) as Nukain, Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion King) as Bokkie, and Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) as Jonathan.

The design team includes Christopher H. Barreca (scenic design), Susan Hilferty (costume design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Stowe Nelson (sound design), and Barbara Rubin (dialect coach).

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