‘Anansi and the Poinsetta Tree' is an original story by Eintou Springer, now a one act play written and directed by the playwright and former Port of Spain Poet Laureate. The play will be presented by the Morvant Anglican Primary School, on Friday December 10th, 10 am at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).
Anansi, the Ghanaian folk character came to Trinidad with the enslaved Africans. He is now fully integrated into his new environment and is in the middle of Christmas celebrations and parang.
Anansi plays a mean cuatro but is suffering from the economic downturn. The story revolves around how Anansi deals with a recession Christmas and the lessons of community, honest and sharing that result.
Rehearsals are proceeding full steam ahead at the school. It has seen the full involvement of parents and teachers in the making of costumes and support for the rehearsals. The production has been given the support of local creative community, including Noel Blandin, Kevin Mc Mayo and Muhammad Muwakil.
The Student Support Services Unit of the Ministry of Education as well the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism have also thrown their support behind this effort.
Friday's production is open to members of the public and is one that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Tickets are $25 and available at the school, from members of the production team or at NAPA on the morning of the production.
The production has as its motto ‘Good things come out of Morvant Laventille.
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