In this lyrical masterpiece, four cousins reunite in Jamaica to mourn the passing of their grandmother and to celebrate the times they shared together. There’s vilma, an up-and-coming politician; kris, a celebrity chef; tyetye, who’s incarcerated; and likklebit, who’s immigrated to Canada. As the cousins reminisce about the woman who had such a strong role in rearing them, they uncover their troubles and begin to fulfill grannie’s last task: to bring them back in tune with themselves.
“It’s musical and moving storytelling[…].” —The Globe and Mail“Mandiela’s writing [is] lyrical and imagistic, with internal rhymes and rich language[…]”—NOW Magazine “It's loving, warm and emotional[…]”—Toronto Star
|Title||who knew grannie: a dub aria|
|Genre||African Canadian Theatre, Drama, Women Writers|
|Contributor(s)||ahdri zhina mandiela|
|Agent||Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.|