The playwright of the stage play The Claim and director of Illusions from 2018 National Theatre Arts Drama Festival is pleased to bring to Vincentian theatre enthusiasts, the play JUMBIE LEGGO.
On Saturday April 27th at the Community College Villa Campus, an all Vincentian cast and crew will stage this drama in hopes that it will fare well with its audience as a worthy piece of theatre that best represents St. Vincent and the Grenadines to be staged at CARIFESTA 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The play is directed by Ms. Nerissa King, local poet, visual artist and actor. JUMBIE LEGGO tells the story of Ken, a perpetrator played by Jomo Greaves, who is haunted by the ghost Randy, a murder victim played by Jerron James whose soul cannot rest because his grieving mother Sybil, played by Naddia DaSilva, needs closure and seeks justice.
The play highlights themes of violence, grief, betrayal and the effects of crime in our society all played out using our traditional folklore of the All Souls celebration as the theatrical device.
The rhythm of the Big Drums, singing and dancing set the tone of this modern day play, whilst connecting us to our African heritage.
CARIFESTA provides the platform for Caribbean Artists to showcase their talents and within recent years the invitation has been extended to international scouts. Hence, this provides an excellent opportunity for our local talents to be seen and showcased with a global impact.
We encourage Vincentians to support this event and welcome your feedback at the end of the production.
The producers are pleased to be sponsored by the SVG Association of Musicians and Producers and the Kingstown Co-orperative Credit Union. We welcome other partners in realizing this vision. Tickets are available at the Peace Memorial Hall, KCCU and members of the cast.
“From what I’ve seen of Vincentian theatre this is a leap forward.”- Marc Erdrich