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Boesman and Lena
Boesman and Lena is a small-cast play by South African playwright Athol Fugard , set in the Swartkops mudflats outside of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape ,  that shows the effect of apartheid on a few individuals, featuring as characters a " Coloured " man and woman walking from one shanty town to another. In common with much of Fugard's other work, the play focuses on non-white characters and includes an element of social protest. Boesman and Lena was inspired by an incident in when Fugard was driving down a rural road in South Africa. He noticed an old lady walking along the road in the boiling-hot sun, miles from anywhere, and offered her a lift. She was overcome and cried with gratitude. She told him that her husband had just died and she was walking to another farm. If Fugard had not stopped, she would have spent the night on the side of the road.
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It established Fugard's reputation as a major playwright. Fugard played Boesman in this production. This production won an Obie Toggle navigation. Sign Up.
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