Fugard drama at Everyman

Best Bet

On Stage

March 13, 2003|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Asmall item in a South African newspaper about an assault on a teacher was the impetus for Athol Fugard's 1989 play My Children! My Africa! Set four years earlier, the three-character play concerns an idealistic teacher in one of the black townships who initiates a debate between his prized male pupil and a white female student.

The charged drama opens tonight at Everyman Theatre. Direction is by Donald Hicken, who, in addition to his directorial credits, brings plenty of classroom experience to this assignment, thanks to his position as head of the theater department at the Baltimore School for the Arts. The production stars three Everyman veterans: Frederick Strother as the teacher, and Megan Anderson and Lance Coadie Williams as the students.

Show times at Everyman, 1727 N. Charles St., are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through April 13. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 410-752-2208.

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