A Trini tale like no other!

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS & EDUCATION -

THE REPENTERS speaks to the pes­ter­ing demons that drag us through a liv­ing hell. Amid the car­nage, we must find mean­ing. We must find re­demp­tion. In this un­apolo­getic and wil­ful stab at our con­science, Kevin Jared Ho­sein un­veils an ex­is­ten­tial ta­pes­try of de­prav­ity and vi­o­lence where hu­man­ity is beaten down.

Hosien is the quin­tes­sen­tial griot and artist of bound­less range. In dizzy­ing guile he trans­forms a house of or­phans and clergy into a fac­sim­ile of the world around us. Like it or not, we, too, are or­phans — un­hinged, lone­some, pugilis­tic, du­plic­i­tous, re­pressed, and vul­gar. St As­te­ria, the home of the pro­tag­o­nist, Jor­dan, and the rest of ‘ac­tors’ is our world — un­masked.

De­liv­ered with a re­lent­less, driv­ing cadence, we are sucked into a world of dev­il­ish in­trigue. From the open­ing salvo, we are pulled into a vor­tex of pain. Yes, ruth­less thieves and a se­rial bat­terer re­sult in dou­ble homi­cide and two or­phaned kids — Jor­dan and Rey. And we later learn that Jean­nie’s mother “crawl outta the bro­ken wreck and right into bed with a man who end up chop­pin her head off with a cut­lass”. Just to glimpse the fu­ture of driv­ing, take this sys­tem for a spin.St As­te­ria of­fered a respite, but for


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