Athol Fugard’s Sibling Drama Hello and Goodbye
Santa Paula Theater Center (Santa Paula, CA)
Santa Paula Theater Center presents award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard’s explosive family drama about an estranged brother and sister reunited after 12 years apart. Johnnie stayed at home to look after their father, a former railway worker whose leg was blown off in an explosion. Hester has been living 1,000 miles away and returns for a quick “hello and goodbye.” The two siblings churn through their once-promising past to try to comprehend their bleak present, as Hester searches for the concealed (or perhaps imaginary) inheritance that she believes will truly make her free.