This is the moving story of an old man’s love for his dutiful grandchild. Buks’ Jonkers is a poor yet dignified war veteran who is devoted to his vegetable furrows in a remote South African province. He is anxious to shield his dreamy, restless sixteen year old granddaughter from temptations beyond the valley. She is equally anxious to be a singer in faraway Johannesburg. Her self made songs brim with the longings of youth

“This extraordinary play is what theater should be.” (Wall Street Journal)

Cast & Creatives


Athol Fugard


Rob Ruggiero


Peter Galman


Kenya Brome

Set Designer

Michael Schweikardt

Lighting Designer

John Lasiter

Costume Designer

Peg Carbonneau

Music Composer

DiDi Kriel

Artistic Director

Emily Mann

Production Stage Manager

Peter Durgin