Valley Song

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 0

International City Theatre presents Valley Song, the first post-apartheid play by South African master playwright Athol Fugard. In this poignant and hope-filled coming-of-age story that transcends politics, a young girl seeks the courage to embrace the future while her grandfather searches for the wisdom to let go of the past. Aug. 25 through Sept. 11, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Proof of vaccination is required for admission, and masks, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn throughout the performance. International City Theatre at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; (562) 436-4610; InternationalCityTheatre.org.

Reviews

Fugard’s plays are celebrated, and justly so, because they awoke in audiences worldwide a righteous indignation over a government’s cruel and unjust maltreatment of an entire people.

In Valley Song, there is no cause for indignation, only an appeal for acceptance

sweet - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution - ...read full review


The spare set, lights, props, costumes are there but it is Fugard’s words and the superb acting by Shepperd and Guillory that carries this 90-minute heart thumping, tear inducing, feel good work.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Fugard’s plays are celebrated, and justly so, because they awoke in audiences worldwide a righteous indignation over a government’s cruel and unjust maltreatment of an entire people.

In Valley Song, there is no cause for indignation, only an appeal for acceptance

sweet - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution - ...read full review


The spare set, lights, props, costumes are there but it is Fugard’s words and the superb acting by Shepperd and Guillory that carries this 90-minute heart thumping, tear inducing, feel good work.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review