Coming Home

by Athol Fugard
directed by Blanka Zizka
October 14, 2009November 15, 2009

Press / News

"Playwright Athol Fugard's dramatic powers — last witnessed at the Wilma in 2007's My Children! My Africa! — prove undiminished!"
— Philadelphia City Paper
“Beautifully crafted, elegant! The play sweeps you in, as does the fluid staging by director Blanka Zizka!”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Wilma Theater opens its season with a supremely enriching production of Athol Fugard’s new play Coming Home. Featuring extraordinarily well-crafted characters, we become fully immersed in their lives, thanks in part to strong performances from the excellent cast. Director Blanka Zizka coaxes and caresses the story forward with a marvelously fluid, almost magical production that fully embraces the play’s lyricism."
Coming Home, Philadelphia Weekly
In presenting one woman’s story of determined hopefulness, Athol Fugard’s “Coming Home” paints a bitterweet portrait of post-apartheid South Africa.
From Tainted Promise, The Intelligencer
The voice is husky and the manner just a tad shy. Antonio Jae-yon Dandridge, who is turning 11 on Halloween, is not yet accustomed to press interviews, but a few minutes with him and one senses that this media innocence won't last long.
Young Cherry Hill Actor Embraces Challenges of “Coming Home”, Courier-Post
"South African playwright Athol Fugard's new play Coming Home will start previews Wednesday and launch the Wilma Theater's season a week later. A sequel to 1995's Valley Song, it takes up the life of Veronica, who as a girl years before left her grandfather's farm in South Africa's Karoo region to seek fame and fortune as a singer in Cape Town."
Fugard sequel to “Valley Song” at the Wilma, The Philadelphia Inquirer