HomeArtsDrama#BLESSED — Social justice theatre showing in East London this weekend

#BLESSED — Social justice theatre showing in East London this weekend


Jen Bryson Moorcroft Theatre and Cornerstone Anti Human Trafficking Institute are proud to bring you their second original social justice theatre production, following on from the success of Hold For Release last year.

This show will run at The Arts Theatre of East London from 25 – 28 April, with 3pm matinee and 7pm evening shows. Please note that this show is not suitable for children under 13.

Have you been #blessed? The question is, by whom? #Blessed interrogates the relationships between blessers and blessees (or sugar daddies and sugar babies on steroids) in youth aspirational culture in the Eastern Cape. After each performance there will be a post-play discussion where audience members can join in the conversation with actors and experts in the field.

Show Synopsis

Set in East London, at a school that could be any school, #Blessed follows the story of three girls: Precious, Lisa and Megan. Precious chose books and Lisa chose looks. Megan didn’t have a choice at all. But when Lisa hooks up with local taxi driver, Skha, and decided to add him to her “roster”; things get a little complicated between the friends. Lisa’s lifestyle is #goals and the other girls can’t help but feel jealous. Studying and going to church just isn’t as glamorous as parties, perfect poses and baecations.  But all that glitters isn’t gold…meanwhile, schoolboy Siseko is stuck firmly in the friendzone and falling in love is far too expensive…

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