A Lesson From Aloes

Drama - Original

Playhouse Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 5, 1980
  • Opening Date: November 17, 1980
  • Closing Date: February 8, 1981
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 96


Two friends in South Africa, one white and one black, find their relationship tested when the black man and his family decide to leave his apartheid-torn country for England.


Opening Night Cast

James Earl Jones in A Lesson From Aloes James Earl Jones Steve Daniels
Maria Tucci in A Lesson From Aloes Maria Tucci Gladys Bezuidenhout
Harris Yulin in A Lesson From Aloes Harris Yulin Piet Bezuidenhout
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Opening Night Production Credits

Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Writer
Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Director
Michael Yeargan Michael Yeargan Scenic Design
Susan Hilferty Susan Hilferty Costume Design
  William Armstrong Lighting Design
  Theatre Management Associates, Inc. General Manager
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Best Play Athol Fugard Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Play   Nominee
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