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THE NIGHT LENNY KRAVITZ PLAYED MY HEART (article first published : 2001-03-3)

Last seen in the innovative King Kong with Michael Gritten over the festive season, actor Aldo Brincat returned to Kwasuka Theatre this week in the role of director leading his cast of eight high school pupils from the Highway area in a production of seven short scenes titled The Night Lenny Kravitz Played My Heart.

Performing were Julia Clarence, Kim Coppen, Jodi Hodgskin, Graeme Hoddinott, Sacha Knox, Angela Marais, Neill Manley and Sebastian Peters. Remember the names. Judging by the performances put in on the final night, these youngsters have the capacity to go further in the field of acting.

They all form part of Aldo’s Inter Acting initiative, a school programme in which he introduces young people to the art of theatre and the ability to express themselves through drama. The group was auditioned in November and once the new year was in full swing, intensive workshops were set up during which the teenagers were encouraged to look at the issues that affected their lives – and loves!

The outcome of this year’s process used last year’s Lenny Kravitz’s concert as a focal point and the short scenarios deal with various aspects of this influence. Cellphones played a major role with many characters playing out their scene over the airwaves rather than face to face. Emotions ranged from poignancy, humour, murderous rage, jealousy, bravado and tenderness.

The cast handled some fairly difficult scenes with maturity and notable performances came from Kim Coppen, Julia Clarence, Angela Marais and Graeme Hoddinott.

The intimacy of Kwasuka lent itself well to the production which used the minimum of props to set an atmosphere.

Aldo Brincat is to be commended in this initiative which provides a much-needed creative outlet for young talent. It also forms the “nursery slopes” for the professional theatre industry.




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