The Fallen Angel and The Devil's Concubine
Originally presented in 1987 at the School of Drama, Di Fallen Angel An Di Devil’s Concubine was performed by Honor Ford-Smith and Carol Lawes, who created the characters in an improvisation piece, and which was later scripted by both actresses in collaboration with Eugene Williams, Hertencer Lindsay and Pat Cumper. This year’s staging is brought to life by actresses Nadean Rawlins and Hilary Nicholson and Noelle Kerr and Nyanda Cammock (the casts alternate).
The play explores the issues of aging, homelessness and survival in skillfully crafted and humourous script in which the protagonists relate their own compelling and harrowing experiences in a journey which becomes cathartic for both women and binds them together as they share painful secrets.
As a pointed social satire which tears at the phobias and stereotypes of many Jamaicans the play allows you to laugh at some of the darker and taboo subjects of our culture through situational comedy while inspiring contemplation on the dichotomy of class relations and generational prejudices that necessitate change and transformation.