"Master Harold"...and the Boys

Jan 20, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010

Acclaimed for both its universal themes of humanity and its unforgettable dialogue, this widely admired masterpiece explores life in South Africa during the 1950s era of apartheid. When a white 17-year-old and two black workers he has known all his life connect on one rainy day, their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us, and the gulf of what still divides us.


Production Team

* Member of Actors Equity Association

# Member of United Scenic Artists

~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

+ TimeLine Company Member

^ TimeLine Associate Artist

§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective


  • Windy City Times

    February 3, 2010

    Master director Jonathan Wilson is at the top of his game … His three actors deliver rich, nuanced and deeply thought-out performances.

    —Jonathan Abarbanel

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  • Newcity

    January 25, 2010

    RECOMMENDED … Jonathan Wilson’s direction drives the pacing to its unfortunate climax and inevitable confrontation.

    —Lisa Buscani

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  • Chicago Critic

    January 24, 2010

    This is a moving work that everyone should see as a reminder about injustice. The power of friendship and the destructive nature of institutional racism collide as Fugard puts a face on it in this landmark work. … Kudos to Timeline Theatre for mounting Fugard’s most autobiographical work. The performances due justice to the work’s powerful message.

    —Tom Williams

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  • EDGE

    January 24, 2010

    For every minute of the 100-minute, dialogue heavy production, [Nate] Burger’s words, mannerisms and emotions are packed with the realism required to shatter the audience’s heart in tandem with Hally’s. … [the play] will provide intellectual food for thought long after the curtain drops.

    —Rebecca Sarwate

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Discussions & Events

  • Sunday Scholars Series
    January 31, 4:30 pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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