Against His Will takes centre stage in NY

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Playwright David Heron's groundbreaking play, Against His Will, takes centre stage at The New Vibe Lounge in Long Island, New York on March 24. Its plot is based on a man who is sexually molested by his female boss.

Against His Will debuted in 2000 in Jamaica and drew record crowds. It confirmed Heron as one of the country's rising theatre stars.

He is now lives in New York where he works as an actor, director and producer.

Heron has re-mounted Against His Will at intervals. It had a reading last year at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.

“Since we started the latest round of concert reading productions, the demographic has been largely African-American and Caribbean-American audiences. But now that we are in Long Island, the white-American audience has grown as well and I'm anticipating that market will continue to grow,” Heron told the OBSERVER ONLINE.

“We now have invitations to bring the production to other locations including Staten Island where the market is much more diverse.” The main actors in Against His Will are James Duke Walker, Hector Lincoln and Candice McKoy. The cast is completed by Gabrielle C Archer, Kevin Elden, Fleurette Harris, Carlene Taylor, Stacy Ann Brissett and Jennifer J Joseph.

Heron does not see Against His Will returning to Jamaica anytime soon.

“I would highly doubt it. The show has been revived in Jamaica several times since its original premiere and I think a few more years would need to pass before the market is ready for it in Jamaica again,” he said.

Howard Campbell

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