Student: Lori-Ann Wallace
Subject: Sociology Unit 1
Teacher: Ms. Braham
Centre: St. Andrew technical High
Summary of play
“Ladies of the Night” by Patrick Brown is about the activities of a motley group of sex workers in New Kingston. “It demonstrates how they endanger and are endangered by the wider society” -The Gleaner.
The cast consisted of Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell who plays Carlos: - a easy going, dapperly dressed Record producer who is believed to be emotionally unattached, until he meets sugar. Their sexual romance brought Carlos to the discovery of the four talented girls.
The for ladies are Keisha Patterson (sugar), Sakina Deer (honey), Sharee McDonald- Russell (cherry), and Camille Davis (juicy). Though they may seem like a normal set of friends living together, their profession isn’t something they would happily tell their moms about.
Finally there is Courtney Wilson who plays skatta- he is juicy’s handcart, pushing boyfriend who is proud of his very own handcart and the two more he made.
The play “Ladies of the Night” by Patrick Brown was viewed in order to analyze the play and answer the question: What are the theories of gender, family and culture which are present in the play. In your response sight examples and state to what extent it accurately reflects the Caribbean.
While viewing the play three sociological theories were seen; family, gender and culture. The Social Pathology theory was used to define the ladies family life. Family of choice are people with or without legal or blood ties who feel they belong together- (Weston, 1991). Social pathology identifies the woman as the supporter of the home and claims that promiscuity and illegitimacy were prevalent. One characteristic is that family life is seen as loose and unstable and relationships appeared to be casual. The dramatisation shows how the four women took care of themselves and in the case of...