by Michael Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; Roelf Visagie, a white Afrikaner who drives a train in his native South Africa, is haunted by the death of a black African woman and her child. One night, out of nowhere, the woman steps in front of his engine as a way of committing suicide.
by Bonnie North, WUWM's Lake Effect; An interview with THE TRAIN DRIVER actors David Daniel and Michael A. Torrey.
by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Apartheid formally ended in South Africa in the 1990s, but Athol Fugard has not run out of subjects for his plays. In "The Train Driver" (2010), Roelf, a distraught white train driver, searches for the grave — and identity — of a woman and her child struck by his train.
by Claire Nowak, Urban Milwaukee Dial; The story behind The Train Driver, the latest production from Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, is a simple one. A man named Roelf (David Daniel) accidentally kills a mother and her child with the train he drives, and though neither the police nor anyone else could identify them, he feels driven to learn who these unfortunate souls were.
by Amanda Sullivan, Shepherd Express; As part of its 40th anniversary season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver, described by the playwright as the “most important play I have ever written.”
...Athol Fugard is one of my heroes. I first met him back in 1982, when I auditioned for the Broadway production of his semi-autobiographical play “MASTER HAROLD”…AND THE BOYS, which he also directed. At the audition, Athol actually got up on his feet and read scenes with me! I’d never had a director – much less a director who also happens to be the playwright – read with me in an audition situation. But that’s the kind of man he is ...
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ... Young couples learning how complicated love can be included the seemingly mismatched pairs in "The Good Father" at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre ... They included iconoclasts like Maria Callas — brought to life by a mesmerizing Angela Iannone in "Master Class" at Milwaukee Chamber ...
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by Jonathan Fera, UW-Whitewater News; Rick Pendzich '03, fondly remembers playing the roll of Nathan Detroit in the UW-Whitewater production of "Guys and Dolls," a musical depicting the relationship between gambling and love. That comical production also starred Chris Klopatek '04, Chase Stoeger '02 and Marcus Truschinski '04, three UW-Whitewater alumni currently working as professional actors.