A Brighter Sun - the play
...show on at Queen's Hall tonight
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THE novel " A Brighter Sun" was written by local author Samuel Selvon.
It tells the story of a young East Indian couple Tiger and Urmilla and their new life together. Key characters also included Rita and Joe, a couple of African descent who helps Tiger and Urmilla and Sookdeo, an elderly drunkard but full of wisdom.
The tale reveals Tiger’s journey to independence, education, manhood and a better livelihood, in the midst of a poverty stricken nation. The story is set in post World War II in Trinidad specifically Barataria.
Iere Theatre Production Limited has brought to life the characters in the book, by producing a play.
Iere Theatre Production Limited, headed by Victor Edwards was also responsible for the highly acclaimed Nelson Island Re-enactment, Eric: The Musical and " The Temple in the Sea."
The production ran at the Napariam Bowl, San Fernando two weeks ago.
With Rum and Coca-Cola heading the list, a variety of old kaiso and calypso music accompanied scenes and during intervals.
The actors and actresses all played their parts extremely well even the make believe Chinese guy- Tallboy- the owner of the rum shop played by Rohan Ramdeo.
Ahmad Ali-a 31 past English teacher at Queen's Royal College played the lead role as Tiger.
The character who had the most influence on the audience was Sookdeo portrayed by Errol Sitahal who now lives in Toronto, Canada.
The play had the audience laughing, remembering former days, in suspense and more educated about the "long time days."
The Ministry of Education has videotaped the production and DVDs of the play will be distributed by the ministry to various schools.
The play was shown at Queen's Hall Port of Spain last night. A second show is on tonight. The ticket price is $150.
The shows start at 7 p.m. Anyone wanting additional can call 724-7041 or 788-3358.