Time Travel is a story written for the stage by Keshia Maconi and directed by Raeez Jacobs. The locally produced drama slated to headline this year's Eldos Arts Festival, is a celebration of coloured culture; a culture which director, Raeez Jacobs insists, "is far from any cliché, or that which is expected to originate from Eldorado Park." "It's a portrayal of coloured culture that has rarely ever been seen, because so much of coloured people and Eldorado Park, for that matter, has been entrenched in stereotypes associated with violence and drugs." He adds.
Time Travel is a 90 minute musical that essentially tells the story of three women, Joan and her daughter, India and then Janice, Joan's bestfriend from childhood who clings to her youth, with deathless perseverance. Quite the opposite of Joan, whose past life of glitz, glam, and disco has given way to a more sombre and predictable existence. She is the proverbial life of the party. Now her daughter India, as much of an impassioned dancer as her own mother once was, before things went bad. India begins to ask all the questions Joan had been dreading, especially those related to her father and the tragedy Joan won't readily disclose. After dropping out of varsity and with her secret dance recital approaching, India must find a way to come to terms with the past. And what she eventually comes to me, is quite the magical surprise.
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