Moon on a Rainbow Shawl

by  Errol John

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 4f

"Fills the stage with flesh and blood ... and such warmth and understanding that the problems and characters of a mean backyard in Trinidad assume a validity of all teeming, troubled places on this planet." - The New York Times

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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl

by  Errol John

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    10m, 4f

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For the teeming populace of Old Mack's cacophonous yard in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, it's a cheek by jowl existence lived out on a sweltering public stage. Snatches of calypso compete with hymn tunes, drums and street cries as neighbours drink, brawl, pass judgment, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England. Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Erroll John's "Moon on a Rainbow Shawl" depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.
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"Fills the stage with flesh and blood ... and such warmth and understanding that the problems and characters of a mean backyard in Trinidad assume a validity of all teeming, troubled places on this planet." - The New York Times

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