Between patchwork walls in a one-room shack, two biracial South African brothers grapple with crippling poverty and lonely isolation. Morris, the punctilious force that keeps their room tidy, is light-skinned enough to pass for white, but dark-skinned Zach feels imprisoned by his job at a whites-only park. When they find themselves on some dangerous new ground, the brothers must come face to face with the blood knot between them.
Athol Fugard’s revolutionary breakthrough play is a searing indictment of apartheid and one of his most celebrated works.
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre(New York, NY)
480 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and 10th Avenues)
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by Ben Peltz - February 28, 2012
It's not your garden variety playwright who can draw you into a two-person drama with an extended dialogue comparing the healing effectiveness and fragrance of competing brands of foot salts. But the comfortable comic exchanges that sweeten the early moments of Athol Fugard's Blood Knot cleverly turn horrific by the final blackout, thanks to an excellent pair of performances created under the playwright's own direction.
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2012
Signature Theatre will present their new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard.
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2012
Signature Theatre will present the new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard.
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2012
Signature Theatre has just announced casting for the new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production will feature Tony Award-nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) as Zachariah and Obie Award-winner Scott Shepherd (Gatz) as Morris. BLOOD KNOT, which is the first play in the Residency One: Athol Fugard Series, runs January 31 - March 11, 2012 with a February 16th opening night. BLOOD KNOT is the first of three Fugard shows Signature will present this season, and is the inaugural production in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues).