by Francis Urias Peters
If we forget our history then we have no future. This is the main point that Francis Urias Peters has punctuated in his latest production, STRUGGLE.
The production has played to a wide cross section of the Grenadian community at the Spice Basket Theatre and the Deluxe Cinema over the past three weekends.
STRUGGLE is set on a Grenadian cocoa plantation in 1949 and highlights the plight of the plantation workers of that era. It chronicles the time period in a way that seeks to celebrate our history and folk life in such a manner that most patrons have admitted that this is one of the best; if not the best of all Peters’ plays.
Agatha Alexis leads a young cast of talented actors in this production. Agatha plays the role of Tan Tan, the village prophetess who pleads for restraint and wisdom amidst the rising tension between the estate workers and Simon Manchester (Samuel Ogilvie) who has recently arrived on island to manage the LaTona Estate.
Heart throbbing original songs, dance, romance, suspense, mythology and drama all combine to make STRUGGLE a genuine Grenadian theatrical masterpiece.
Theatre patrons now have another opportunity to see STRUGGLE in a repeat performance at the Spice Basket theatre this Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.
The production is presented by the LaBoucan Creative Centre in conjunction with Spice Basket.