(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 5/24.)

Hope has broken loose in Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!,” and those eager to embrace it had best beware. In the Signature Theater Company’s stirring revival of Mr. Fugard’s 1989 tale of friendship in the twilight of apartheid, a schoolmaster in a small South African township describes hope as “a dangerous animal,” one he usually keeps penned up, along with brutes like anger and despair.


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