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Saturday, March 29, 2014


(Jayshree Parasuramen)

ABH (Aryan Benevolent Homes) and The Nelson Mandela Youth Centre in association with J Zee Entertainment will present Chats_Worth, a one woman play about stories from the hood!

Inspired by the book, Chatsworth - The making of a South African Township written by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed. The play is written by Jayshree Parasuramen and part proceeds from this show will be donated to ABH and the Nelson Mandela Youth Centre.

The show tells stories inspired by actual events and the writings in this thriving Durban township. It is aimed to inspire many people, educate youth and keep them off drugs but most especially aimed at not forgetting a rich history.

Parasuramen hopes to gain the interest of many so that soon, government will build a Museum in Chatsworth where all Indian history should be recorded.

“The production is being launched in Chatsworth due to its significance and the aim is to have a full house at every performance in order to spread our message,” says Parasuramen. “There is an urgent need to sponsor tickets for scholars and senior citizens. Many may never afford to see this production.

“I am currently funding this production myself and it has not been easy,” she adds. “All the help and support is much appreciated With a good run in Chatsworth, the play will certainly go on a national tour!”

Chats_Worth will be staged at the 600-seater ABH Pattendeen Theatre from April 4 to 20. Tickets R60 (R25 senior citizens and scholars) have been kept reasonable so that the production may be affordable to the community of Chatsworth. Five shows have been allocated to schools and two for senior citizens.

Opening night on April 4 is at 19h00 followed by an after-party. Tickets (R60pp) available direct from Parasuramen on 083 610 9931.

Tickets for all other shows available at Nagiah's and Barcelos outlets in Chatsworth. More information from Sagie on 083 556 3237.

Should you wish to sponsor tickets, the bank details are as follows:
J Zee Entertainment; NedbankAcc : 1067424466; Branch Code: 131426