NEW JERSEY (OCN) — “A Mother’s Scorn” written by Bloomfield resident Michelle K. Sydney will be held later today in the Auditorium of Bloomfield High.
“I have always enjoyed writing,” says Sydney “it is a talent that I possess, and I decided to put it to good use by constructing stage plays. In the past I have written plays for other people, and I think that it is my time to spread my wings into the theatre arena by promoting my own work. I percieve the stage as a platform for demonstrating the art and talent of individuals who has the potential to make things look real in front of a live audience. Acting is not just learning lines, it consist of being able to make your spectators believe that what they are seeing is real at that time.”
The play (which bills itself as a play based on sexual abuse in an affluent family’s home in Glen Ridge, NJ.) which is directed by Savon Masters and Epriham Johnson will be featured at 6:00 PM. Admission is currently US$25.00 (US$30.00 at the door) and tickets are available at the following locations.
A Mother’s Scorn Cast:
Nelson Njee is a resident of Newark, New Jersey, and attends the Bayonne High School in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is a proud Jamaican who enjoys the theatre arena, and is very talented in his acting skills on stage. Nelson plays the role as the son Brian Samuels in the play. A mama’s boy he yearns for his mother’s love and attention, but her busy schedule often gets in the way of their relationship. He is a very intelligent kid, with great aspirations to be an NBA star, but his dreams and passion all goes down the drain once his family falls apart.
Anthony Lopez is a resident of South Orange, New Jersey, and a family man who was born and raised in Jamaica. In the play he portrays the role as the father Mr. Andrew Samuels. His character is based on a wealthy father who loves his family darely, but cannot deal with his wife’s constant absence from the home. After fifteen years of marriage he decides to ask his wife for a divorce, and moves out of the house. Will Mr. Samuels’s children forgive him for his selfish decision, or will they despise him for disrupting their once happy home.
Yvette Sterling is also a resident of South Orange, New Jersey, and a Department Director. Also born and raised in Jamaica she possess a natural talent for her character Ms. Clara McCall who gossips better than she cleans, and is desperately seeking her green card from the Samuels’s for the past ten years. Clara is full of energy, vibrant and the comic of the play. Despite her inquisitiveness she has a few secrets of her own and no one knows about it until a huge accident occurs in the Samuels’s home. You will not believe the secret that the “Queen of Gossip” is concealing.
Samad Clark is a resident of Newark, New Jersey and he is the understudy son Brian Samuels in the play. His obligation is to fill in for the original son if for some reason he cannot make it to rehearsals, or perform for a stage show on any particular day. Thus Samad is the light and sound technician during rehearsals, and he does a splendid job. He exhibits outstanding commitment to the cast, and is very devoted to keeping things on track.
Michelle K. Sydney
Michelle K. Sydney is a resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey and she attends the Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a school teacher, and is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Michelle enjoys being the mother in the play Cassandra Samuels. Cassandra is a wealthy, self-centered, White House news correspondent who rarely makes time for her family. Cassandra believes that the world revolves around her; she lives her life worrying about her family’s image and reputation, and soon learns that her husband wants out of their fifteen years marriage. The saga begins once she cannot deal with all of the unexpected disappointments that come her way.
Terry-Ann Brown – Forsythe
Terry-Ann Brown is a resident of East Orange, New Jersey, and a registered nurse. She is originally from Jamaica and loves the theatre scene. She plays the daughter Amanda Samuels in the play, and does a magnificent job at it. Amanda is a very rude, stubborn, 12 years old who is daddy’s little girl. Amanda and her mother do not have a mother daughter relationship, and she clearly expresses that in the play. Due to her mother’s busy career and absence she believes that she is grown, and refuses to listen to anyone except her father. Overall, Amanda faces an ordeal throughout the play, and her solution to the problem is far from what anyone could imagine.
Chriscia Robinson is also from East Orange, New Jersey, and a hard working United States postal worker. She is from the Cayman Islands, and plays the best friend Debra Faucet to Cassandra Samuels’s. Debra is pretty much like Cassandra stuck-up, conceited and the whole nine. The difference between the two friends is unlike Cassandra Debra has no children and is not married. She prefers to live her life dating rich men and touring the universe on a regular basis. She doesn’t have a steady man in her life and she loves it that way. Soon she grows to hate Cassandra’s new man and things get down and dirty. She is very talented and comical on stage.
Fernando Flores is a resident of Newark, New Jersey. He is a businessman and actor who is a proud Puerto Rican at heart. He plays the role of Malcolm Cunningham Cassandra’s second husband. His character is based on a very smooth, slick, sophisticated businessman who falls in love with a wealthy White House chief news correspondent. Malcolm has a dark side to him that no one knows about until he attempts to exercise his bad habit that he cannot seem to control. All hell brakes loose when his dirty little fantasy is exposed for all too see. Very talented and charming Fernando displays his love for the stage through his role
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Bloomfield High Auditorium
160 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (Map)
For further information or directions, contact Michelle K. Sydney at 862-215-4588