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THE RITUAL

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New Perspectives Studio

458 West 37th Street

New York, NY 10018

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THE RITUAL by Zeno Obi Constance
directed by Melody Brooks, associate director Shykia Fields
with: Janelle Clayton, Shykia Fields, Angela Fraser,
Nadege Matteis, Cassandra Ogbozor

Co-producer: Merlina Rich
Production Design: Meganne George
Lighting Design: Richard L. Curtiss
Costume Design: Merlina Rich
Pre-show Creation: Richard Wentz
Stage Manager: Jessica Prince

“…the girls in THE RITUAL remind us that we mustn't underestimate young people; while at the same time, we must take responsibility for what they reflect back to us.” nytheatre.com

It’s Friday morning, first period at Senior Secondary School in Trinidad and Omega is pregnant. Through “ritual” portrayals of the world around them her friends, five students, come to understand that the real key to empowerment lies within them. The play is highly stylized—each actor plays one of the girls as well as members from their community—lecherous taxi drivers; sanctimonious bourgeois; attractive Rasta boys; pompous judges and frightened parents.

New Perspectives Theatre Company and Banana Boat Productions are reprising their acclaimed production of this ground-breaking play to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. It earned Mr. Constance both fame and notoriety when it was cut from Trinidadian national television in 1979 in mid-broadcast due to its themes, and the characters' treatment of the societal forces that work against them.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: June 19 - 30, 2019
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 4:00pm

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY BENEFT PERFORMANCE AND PARTY

Tuesday, June 18th, 7:30pm to 10pm
Tickets: $40
Includes the performance and a party with food and drink!
Raise a glass to NPTC's 27th Birthday!

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