‘Master Harold’ & the Boys

Master HaroldWritten by Athol Fugard

Directed by Philip Akin

January 21 to February 11, 2018

The Segal Centre, in association with Black Theatre Workshop, presents a Dora nominated, Shaw Festival Production in association with Obsidian Theatre.

Segal Centre for the Performing Arts

5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montreal, Québec H3W 1M7

For tickets go to the Segal Centre website.

“’Master Harold’… and the Boys is masterful theatre. Athol Fugard’s apartheid-era look at a young man’s relationship to his two Black servants resonates with humanity.”  – Now Toronto

” this quiet drama remains a powerful indictment of the apartheid system and the terrible human cost of the racism it codified and legalized.” – NY Times

“You could watch director Philip Akin’s production of “Master Harold” … and the Boys without hearing a word of it and still be moved, unsettled and outraged by its portrait of life in South Africa in the infancy of apartheid.” – Globe & Mail

About the play


Port Elizabeth, South Africa — 1950. Seventeen-year-old Harold does his homework while two black men, who have long worked as servants for his family, clean the floors. As the day unfolds, the three reminisce fondly about times spent together, but when news comes that Harold’s alcoholic father is returning home, affections turn to anger, intimacies sour, and the personal becomes political. The play was initially banned in South Africa and has since become an enduring, modern classic that continues to speak to inequality and injustice.

January 21 to February 11, 2018.

Playwright  Athol Fugard

Directed by Philip Akin

Starring James Daly, André Sills, and Allan Louis

Set and Costumes Designer Peter Hartwell

Lighting Designer Kevin Lamotte

Dance Sequences Valerie Moore


ASL interpreted performance available.