Valley Song

Rated 3.0

The ninth of Athol Fugard’s plays produced at Celebration Arts focuses upon a generational clash that is played out unnumbered times the world over. The relationship of Abraam Jonkers (James Wheatley) and his granddaughter Veronica (Alena Ross) is complicated by the racial politics of South Africa, but the real conflict is between Jonkers’ traditional, homebound hopes and the young woman’s fame-and-fortune dreams. Wheatley brings his usual intensity to the role, and Ross, a senior at St. Francis High School, has a fresh, full voice.
Celebration Arts Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; $8-$15. 4469 D Street, (916) 455-2787, Through March 1.