The popular Jamaican play, Feminine Justice, will be performed for two bonus performances this weekend.
Written by Basil Dawkins, Feminine Justice has been acclaimed as one of the best plays ever produced by Marcia Brown Productions. 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 common-law relationships.
Married for 20 years, Wilton (Clive Forrester) and Vilma Chambers (Marcia Brown) are the envy of their peers. Wilton is an affluent and well respected psychologist and Vilma is hard working, ambitious and intelligent.
However, things are not what they appear to be behind closed doors.
Wilton is an abusive husband and Vilma is insecure and lacks confidence. She walks a tightrope in Wilton’s presence and is constantly demeaned by him. As is often the case in real life, Vilma endures the abuse because pride prevents her from telling anyone.
In a desperate attempt to save their marriage and her self-respect, Vilma summons the courage to suggest to Wilton that they speak to their pastor about their marital problems. An enraged Wilton perceives the offer as an opportunity for his wife to embarrass him and declines.
However, in a classic example of poetic justice, Wilton is confronted with the consequences of his behaviour after sustaining a life-changing experience that reverses his position of power and deflates his ego.
On the other hand, Vilma must come to terms and accept responsibility for her own limitations. Will she 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 a strong performance by Letna Allen-Rowe, who portrays an angel that encounters Wilton after his life-changing experience.
Feminine Justice will be performed in Brampton on Saturday, June 19 at the Chinguacousy Secondary School, 1370 Williams Parkway East, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 (Father’s Day) at the Jamaican Canadian Centre, 995 Arrow Road.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at numerous West Indian venues throughout Toronto and can also be bought online at www.marciabrownproductions.com.
For more information, call 416-843-8787 or visit www.marciabrownproductions.com.