Time & Location
Set in East London, at a school that could be any school, #blessed follows the story
of three girls: Precious, Lisa and Megan. Precious chose books and Lisa chose
looks. Megan didn’t have a choice at all. But when Lisa hooks up with local taxi
driver, Skha, and decided to add him to her roster; things get a little complicated
between the friends. Lisa’s lifestyle is #goals and the other girls can’t help but feel
jealous. Studying and going to church just isn’t as glamorous as parties, perfect
poses and baecations. But all that glitters isn’t gold…meanwhile, schoolboy Siseko is
stuck firmly in the friendzone and falling in love is far too expensive…
Have you been #blessed? The question is, by whom? #blessed interrogates the
relationships between blessers and blessees (or sugar daddies and sugar babies on
steroids) in youth aspirational culture in the Eastern Cape.
Jen Bryson Moorcroft Theatre and Cornerstone Anti Human Trafficking Institute are
proud to bring you their second social justice theatre production, somewhat of a
prequel to Hold For Release.