Set in the 1960s in Johannesburg, London, and New York, and told in a young theater director's letters home to a friend who is a struggling novelist, here is the true story of one of South Africa's national treasures, co-founder of the Market Theatre, director of the early productions of the plays of Athol Fugard, and mentor to a generation of South African actors.
Barney Simon was the legendary artistic director, writer, and co-creator of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Armed with little more than the conviction that culture can change society, the Market Theatre challenged the apartheid regime, and became recognized as one of the most influential, distinguished theaters in South Africa and beyond.
About Barney Simon
Barney Simon (1932-1995) was the legendary artistic director, writer, and co-creator of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, one of the most influential and distinguished theatres in South Africa and the world. The World in an Orange: Making Theater with Barney Simon, was published by Seven Stories in 2006.