Wip Theatre Plays THREE FOR TEA

THREE FOR TEA

 

Three for Tea

In 1977, The Shah Theatre Academy put on a trilogy of one-act plays under the title, Three for Tea at the APS Hall in Carlisle Street, Durban.  I wrote two one-acts for the production, Have Tea and Go and The Divorcee (originally Black Magic Woman) and the third was Ronnie Govender's, Beyond Calvary, written in 1963 at the workshops conducted by Krishna Shah at St Aidan's Hall in Leopold Street Durban.  It was part of a trilology of one-acts called Trio Against Trains.  

In 1983, Work-in-Progress (WIP) Theatre Company put on another production of Three for Tea for which I wrote It's Mine, a feminist response to Beyond Calvary.  The plays were performed at the Hermit Theatre from 20 April 1983.

HAVE TEA AND GO (1977)

(A One-Act Play)

CHARACTERS                     1977 CAST         

Rajan                                     Solly Pillay

Radha, his cousin                      Shirley Sanichur             

Vanita,                                    Mogie Pillay

Radha's father (Mr Reddy)           Mahomed Ali            

Radha'sMother                          Kogi Govender                                           

AnandPillay                               Manu Padayachee

MrPillay,Anand'sfather                 Babs Pillay

Mr Pillay 2, Anand's uncle             Essop Khan

CHARACTERS                                         1983 CAST         

Rajan                                                       Oliver Raman

Radha,hiscousin                                         Vishvani Naidu               

Vanita, Radha's teenage sister                      Subashni Naidoo

Radha's Father (Mr Reddy)                           Mahomed Ali

Radha's Mother                                          Nasreen Moosa              

Anand Pillay                                               Ajay Hurbans

Mr Pillay 1, Anand's father                            Babs Pillay

Mr Pillay 2, Anand's uncle                             Essop Khan

SETTING:   The living room-dining room of the Reddys' flat.

THE DIVORCEE (1977)

(A One-Act Play)

CHARACTERS                                1977 CAST

Mrs. SINGH, a divorcee                              Kogi Govender              

DAN, her neighbour                                   Mahomed Alli

BOMMIE, his wife                                      Shirley Sanichur

PERRY, Dan's younger brother                     Manu Padayachee

RUNGA, Dan's friend                                  Babs Pillay

GOPAL, Dan's friend                                   Solly Pillay

CHARACTERS                                 1983 CAST

Mrs. SINGH, a divorcee                              Nasreen Moosa              

DAN, her neighbour                                   Mahomed Alli

BOMMIE, his wife                                      Vishvani Naidu

PERRY, Dan's younger brother                     Oliver Raman

RUNGA, Dan's friend                                  Babs Pillay

GOPAL, Dan's friend                                   Ajay Hurbans

SETTING: The living room-dining room of the Chetty's (Dan & Bommie's) flat.

IT'S MINE (1983)

(A One-Act Play)

CHARACTERS                                                            CAST

Sunita Singh, a freelance photographer,              Nasreen Moosa

Desmond Peters, a schoolteacher,                     Essop Khan

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