Play educates youth on vandalism

2016-05-03 06:00
From left are Cealina-Joy Charles, Tanya Johnson, Nadine Koopman, Matthew Poole and Joelene Daniels.

From left are Cealina-Joy Charles, Tanya Johnson, Nadine Koopman, Matthew Poole and Joelene Daniels.

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The English politician and author Edmund Burke once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

This maxim is the inspiration behind the Bridgetown Theatre Company’s (BTC) latest musical, The Golden Bus, which combines dance, drama and popular music arrangements to educate learners about vandalism.

The production focuses on incidences of youth and adults who destroy and steal infrastructure and the direct impact of this vandalism on communities.

Situations where things like play parks, fencing and bus stops are destroyed, cable theft, stoning of busses and vandalism of trains put communities at risk by threatening jobs and education and incurring heavy financial costs.

BTC hopes to use the musical to educate, entertain and inform and The Golden Bus will be performed for free at schools across the Western Cape from today (Tuesday 3 May) until Wednesday 15 June,

The production stars Dominique Solomons, Nandipha Zonke, Amy Du Plooy, Thando Feni; Matthew Poole and Aphiwe Mbinda. Joelene Daniels is responsible for the choreography and musical direction while Theo. E. Davids is in the director’s seat.

With a cast aged between 19 and 25, The Golden Bus is a production by young people for young people.V For more information about BTC or their latest production, call 082 536 3651 or visit the Bridgetown Theatre Company Facebook page.

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