Ujima is back with a new production and is excited to present their latest stageplay, Playland, by Athol Fugard – the first in a 3 play One Act Series.
The play is directed by Phil Knoerzer, Ujima Company alumni member, featuring Ujima Company members Gerald Ramsey and Ben Caldwell.
The production will be live Streaming January 29 and 30 at 8p.m. and January 31 at 4p.m.
Purchase tickets now at https://www.onthestage.com/…/ujima…/playland-970693
Playland is set in 1989 on New Year’s Eve in a traveling amusement park. Two strangers meet in the dead of night in the heart of rural South Africa. With the country in the grips of the brutal apartheid regime, Playland promises an evening of thrills and laughter that never materializes.
This is a play about guilt, self-loathing, and the elusive nature of absolution in a racially divided world. Martinus Zoeloe, a Black South African, the amusement park’s night-watchman meets Gideon La Roux, a White Afrikaner and ex-serviceman who comes along looking for a fun night out. They find themselves face to face and their encounter is charged with history and danger.
There are, of course, subtexts of racial prejudice, as one would expect from Fugard, but the true underlying concern in this masterfully written production, is about how we come to terms with the ghosts (and sins) of our pasts.
Special Series Deal- Watch a show for FREE!* Purchase a ticket for all three shows and pay the price of two! (Single Show – $15 / Three Shows – $30 *Save $15*)
More info at www.ujimacoinc.org/virtual-season
•In March Ujima presents the literal and allegorical biographical play, “BIOP-see” written by one time Buffalo resident, Tatiana De La Tierra about one woman’s solo journey through her diagnosis of lupus.
•June brings “Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies/The Remix,” written by Marsha Estell, a critically acclaimed, multiple character, one woman play about a young woman who longs for her childhood on the South Side Chicago when all she cared about was James Brown music, dancing with her father and developing into a “Brick House.” Follow Ujima Inc. on social meida @ujimacoinc and visit them online at ujimacoinc.org for more information.