Prof. Ravi Chaturvedi
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Sangre Grande by Two premieres tomorrow
What makes a family drama exceptionally poignant is the collateral damage to its youngest most vulnerable members. In Sangre Grande by Two, Desiree, played by Shannalee de Freitas, and Adrian, played by Levee Rodriguez are unwitting preys to the vagaries of their predator and father, Rufus—an out of control, imbibing taxi driver who races the Port-of-Spain to Sangre Grande route.
A release from the producers outlining the plot, explained that Adrian holds a simmering resentment toward his father, Rufus, because of the way he treats Adrian’s mom, Martha. In the case of Desiree, the relationship is dubious since Rufus is Desiree’s stepfather and therein lies a sordid but familiar tale.
Others in the cast are Theresa Awai, Errol “Blood” Roberts, Keino Swamber, Anne Louise Tam, Eric Barry, Tyker Phillip and Leslie-Ann Beckles. Jesus Patterson is Levee Rodriguez’s understudy.
Sangre Grande by Two, written by Ronald Amoroso, directed by Brenda Hughes and produced by Fifth Business, is a tale told of an idiot taxi driver, full of sound and fury, affecting many. Though written and set in 1986, it is contemporary since it deals with universal human behaviours, fears, and foibles and comic situations present today.
The play runs at The Little Carib Theatre from May 30 – June 1, and from June 6 – June 8.
Tickets are available at The Little Carib Theatre, Paper Based Bookshop.
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