Due to popular demand, the thought-provoking play, Feminine Justice, is back!
The Jamaican comedy/drama, written by Basil Dawkins, is quickly earning a reputation as one of the best theatrical productions ever produced by Marcia Brown Productions, producers of award-winning plays Single Entry, Rosetta, Common-Law and Wipe That Smile. Although the subject matter of Feminine Justice is serious, Dawkins’ script also provides several humorous moments for the audience.
Directed by Canute Lawrence, Feminine Justice is a complex play which addresses the misconceptions that certain domestic situations are ailments of the so-called lower class, underprivileged, uneducated, or associated only with single (common-law) relationships.
Bullied by her mother into marrying Wilton Chambers (Clive Forrester), a psychologist with wealth, status and fame, Vilma (Marcia Brown) thought it might be the best thing that could have happened to her. Wilton is a psychologist with a reputation as an astute professional who is well-respected by his professional colleagues and is viewed by the Bishop in his church as an honourable man.
However, things are not what they appear to be.
Wilton is an abusive husband and Vilma is pressured by him and her mother into keeping quiet in order for Wilton to retain his reputation and his ego.
However, in a classic example of poetic justice, Wilton is confronted with the consequences of his behaviour after sustaining a life-threatening motor vehicle accident. How will he react when he discovers his destiny lies in the hands of a woman?
On the other hand, Vilma must come to terms and accept responsibility for her own limitations. Will she lower her pride and accept the truth about herself from a simple, uneducated and seemingly underprivileged gardener (Naggo Morris)?
The success of Feminine Justice can be attributed to a powerful story and great performances from its cast. Morris has earned rave reviews for his performance, and Brown’s portrayal of an abused wife has struck a chord with audiences. The play also features strong performances by Letna Allen-Rowe and Clive Forrester.
Feminine Justice will be performed on Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at J Clarke Richardson Collegiate, 1355 Harwood Avenue North, Ajax; Sunday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Jamaican Canadian Centre, 995 Arrow Road, North York; and on Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. at the Armenian Youth Theatre, 50 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park and Consumers Road), Scarborough. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
For more information, call 416-843-8787 or visit www.marciabrownproductions.com.