Athol Fugard's Hello & Goodbye

Drama • Running Time: 75 mins
Written by Athol Fugard | Directed by Chris Weare | With Marlisa Cooper-Doubell and Steven Jubber | Presented by Sugar-daddy Theatre Company
Warning: Smoking onstage
One of Athol Fugard's most profound works, a powerful and moving family drama.

Set in the 1960s against a gritty Port Elizabeth, Hello and Goodbye tells the story of two dirt poor white South Africans, an estranged brother and sister who meet again after twelve years. Johnny's older sister Hester hears news of their father's failing health and returns home to collect her half of their inheritance. Looking back on their childhood, they try to come to terms with their dysfunctional family.
The action takes place in a house that is no more than a shack in Fugard's native town of Port Elizabeth.
After a difficult childhood Hester was kicked out of the house by their father and has since become a prostitute in Johannesburg. Johnny stayed behind to take care of their father who had lost his leg in a railway accident. Over the years Johnny's life became more and more isolated and now he is clearly on the edge of a mental breakdown.

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