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PLAYLAND
by Athol Fugard | Read by Lou Ferguson, Francis Guinan, Paul Sandberg and a Full Cast

Character actors Lou Ferguson and Francis Guinan create a riveting dark atmosphere as they portray a black night watchman and a retired Afrikaner soldier who have a chance meeting at a Johannesburg amusement park on a lonely New Year's Eve. Recorded live at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the L.A. Theatre Works production secures the rapt silence of the audience as the two men compare and one-up each other with stories of their sordid and violent pasts. Written in 1993 on the eve of South Africa's first fully integrated elections, Fugard's play leaves the listener with a sense of hope--a hope that, in this rare historic case, came to fruition. B.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine