Play inspired by ex-convict's life, struggle with drugs

It traces man's life through 20 years behind bars and relationship with young daughter

Former convict Bruce Mathieu with theatre promoter Ganesh Somwanshi (left) and Wecandoit founder Shalaka Ranadive. Just Another Chance will be staged from Nov 14 to 17. ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
Former convict Bruce Mathieu with theatre promoter Ganesh Somwanshi (left) and Wecandoit founder Shalaka Ranadive. Just Another Chance will be staged from Nov 14 to 17. ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

A play based on the life of a former drug addict began with a theatre promoter ordering coffee.

Last December, Mr Ganesh Somwanshi happened to glance at a message board while waiting for his cuppa at The Caffeine Experience. The board had newspaper clippings about the cafe, a social enterprise that hires former offenders.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2019, with the headline 'Play inspired by ex-convict's life, struggle with drugs'. Subscribe