Moon On A Rainbow Shawl (Preview)
When Moon on A Rainbow Shawl was staged at the Abrons Art centre, Manhattan, New York in 2007, it was described by Rachel Saltz in the New York Times as ‘a slice of life, a lyrical example of kitchen-sink realism that is always alert to its characters’ complex and conflicting dreams and desires.’ With a review like that…surely it is understandable why one would be tempted to go see it.
Written by Errol John, a Trinidadian playwright, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl is set just after the Second World War with troops returning home and it depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth. John is a playwright, whose work I have heard of but never had a chance to see a stage production. Well, all of that is about to change. It is currently running in repertoire at the National Theatre, London, until June and I for one look forward to seeing it. If you are not sure what to do over the next few weekends, here is something fantastic to go see. Anything that is described with a hinge of realism usually has me fired up and eager because I am always hungry to see what the characters are made of and what they have to offer…
If you do see this play, let me know your thoughts but I will be back to share mine ciao!