WHEN Alice and her brother, Nick, hear that her parents, Dana and Steve, are getting a divorce, they are less than impressed and decide to stop it from happening. The result is a dramedy, It’s Not Your Fault, which is being directed by Ndili Stamper, and can be seen at the Seabrooke’s Theatre at Durban High School in Musgrave from March 10 to 19.
Says Stamper, who is also co-founder of Blank Canvas Productions, It’s Not Your Fault aims to show that life is never easy, and that sometimes it hits you where it hurts.”
“For Alice, that is when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce,” he adds. “Dana and Steve have been married for 18, uhm, civil years and now their children, with the unwanted help of Alice’s friend Tiffany, they attempt to repair their parents marriage. What results is a night of laughter and tears with a rather dysfunctional famly.”
Stamper started Blank Canvas Productions with his two best friends James Jooste, who acts as scriptwriter for the company, and Nkanyiso Yeni, who is the producer. “We all have passion for this industry and thought how about we start off a new generation of up rising stars,” he says.
“We are hoping to gain more experience In this industry and to grow our company. As the director of the show, I am honoured to be working with such a team of talented individuals… I believe blank canvas has what it takes to uplift raw talent and make it flawless.”
The cast includes: Elzette Smith as Dana Turner; Casey Milledge as Nick Turner; Michaela Hardstone as Alice Turner; Rio Notra as Tiffany Miller; Conan Richard Course as Steve Turner; and Jill Sysum as Veronica Turner.
It’s Not Your Fault runs at Seabrooke’s Theatre March 10 to 19. Tickets are R100 (R80 students) and can be booked through Quicket. Fore more information go to https://www.facebook.com/blankcanvasprod/