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Sahr Ngaujah and Zainab Jah in New Photos From Boesman and Lena.

Athol Fugard's play is directed by Yaël Farber.

Signature Theatre's production of Boesman and Lena, written by Athol Fugard and directed by Yaël Farber, has released photos. Performances run through March 17 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Zainab Jah and Sahr Ngaujah in Boesman and Lena.
(© Joan Marcus)

The cast of Boesman and Lena includes Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) as Lena, Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) as Boesman, and Thomas Silcott (Luke Cage) as Old African.

Sahr Ngaujah in Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena.
(© Joan Marcus)

The creative team includes Susan Hilferty (scenic and costume design), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting design), Matt Hubbs (sound design), UnkleDave's Fight-House (fight direction), and Barbara Rubin (dialect coach).

A scene from Boesman and Lena at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
(© Joan Marcus)

Boesman and Lena premiered in 1969 at the Rhodes University Little Theatre in Grahamstown, South Africa, with Fugard himself playing the part of Boesman. The play made its US premiere in 1970 at off-Broadway's Circle in the Square Downtown, followed by a 1992 revival by Manhattan Theatre Club. The story displays the effects of apartheid and the human need for kindness, hope, and compassion in the struggles of abusive Boesman and his long-suffering wife, Lena, who encounter a stranger while wandering the South African wastelands.

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