"The whole world is me and you. Here! Now!," says the white man to the black man in Playland by Athol Fugard. "Forgive me or kill me. That's the only choice you've got."
This tense two-man play features Charlie Barron and J. Samuel Davis (seen as Judas and Jesus in Mustard Seed's recent production of Godspell). Barron plays Gideon, a soldier released from the war but not from his bitter memories, who comes to a carnival on New Year's Eve in search of hope. His encounter with Martinus (Davis), the carnival's night watchman, sparks an intense battle of wills. With adult language and situations, this play exposes difficult truths while searching for the spark of human connection that might just change the world.
Playland opens Thursday, February 2nd and runs through February 12th, with shows at 8:00 PM Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday afternoon performances are PAY WITH A CAN/PAY WHAT YOU CAN performances. All shows are performed in the Black Box Theatre at Fontbonne University. Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission and $20.00 for Seniors and Students. To purchase tickets, please go to www.mustardseedtheatre.com or make a reservation at 314-719-8060.