It’s time to moan again, as Women Of Antigua prepares to stage an encore of When A Woman Moans.
The first staging of the collection of monologues written by Antiguan women inspired by the lives lived and lost by women in Antigua & Barbuda was done in May this year.
“Produced, edited and mainly written by August Rush Productions (Zahra Airall and Linisa George), the collection of work includes pieces written by Marcella Andre, Joanne C Hillhouse, Dotise Isaac-Gellizeau, Carel Hodge, Floree Williams, Melissa Elliott and Greschen Edwards,” a release said.
“The production explores issues faced by women, from broken hearts and mourning the loss of loved ones, to abusive relationships and death through domestic violence. But it also seeks to celebrate the triumphs and beauty of women as mothers, lovers, partners and if nothing else, just being a woman living in Wadadli.”
According to the release, the cast is again ready to take the audience through a range of emotions from bouts of laughter with the confessions of an older woman rediscovering her body and love, to tears of sympathy when reflecting on the women who lost their lives to domestic violence in Antigua.
The message at the end of the evening is clear: our women are one of our greatest assets who should be appreciated; and we can all play a role in bringing violence to an end on this island.
In May, the group was able to raise funds to donate to local charities that assist women and children in abusive or abandoned situations.
The production will take place at Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre, Perry Bay on Friday, August 13 and Sunday, August 15 at 8 pm and 7 pm respectively.
For further information, persons may call 783-4120, 779-6634 or 723-6934. Admission is $30 and can be paid at the door.
As this is an adult production, children under the age of 16 will not be admitted.