Signature Theatre presents a world premiere by Athol Fugard inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. More…
Aging farm laborer Nukain 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.
See it if you love Fugard's work. Tho not as effective as Master Harold, PRARC still has fascinating social commentary. Act II is unconvincing.
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot and outstanding dialogue (it is repetitive). I even got sick of watching the painting. Still, exposure to new info.