The Island

Play - Original

Edison Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 24, 1974
  • Closing Date: May 18, 1975
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 52

Synopsis

Two cellmates in a maximum-security political prison in South Africa present their own version of Antigone at the annual prison show.

 

Opening Night Cast

John Kani John
Winston Ntshona Winston
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Opening Night Production Credits

Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Writer
  John Kani Writer
  Winston Ntshona Writer
Athol Fugard Athol Fugard Director
  Stuart Wurtzel Scenic Design
  Bill Walker Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play Winston Ntshona Nominee
1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Kani Nominee
1975 Outstanding Director of a Play Athol Fugard Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign)   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Best Play Athol Fugard Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Actor in a Play John Kani Winner
1975 Actor in a Play Winston Ntshona Winner
1975 Direction of a Play Athol Fugard Nominee
1975 Play   Nominee
 
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