The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek Related Shows View Comments The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek is set to receive its world premiere off-Broadway. Written and directed by Athol Fugard, the production will play a limited engagement April 21 through May 31. Opening night is scheduled for May 11 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Cast and creative team will be announced later. The new play is inspired by the life of South African outsider artist Nukain Mabusa. Aging farm laborer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2015 Fugard was Signature’s 2012 Playwright-in-Residence and winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.