The girl with the silver syringe, George Windsor, and the Argentino who loves him...
African Nights is a drama by Clint Jefferies set in Colonial Africa about the decadent European and Americans living in "Happy Valley," an exotic Kenyan enclave of the rich and infamous. Directed by Jeffery Corrick.
A fictionalized portrait of real people and relationships, African Nights is set in 1928 among the "Happy Valley" set of colonial Kenya -- a notorious group of wealthy American expatriates and British aristocrats who made the pursuit of pleasure something near obsession. Into this wild and exotic society comes George Windsor, (brother to both Edward VIII and George VI) whose lovers by this time have ranged from Noel Coward and the son of the Argentine ambassador to black chantuse Florence Mills and Kiki Whitney Preston, infamous as "The girl with the silver syringe." Amid the extremes and excess of Happy Valley, he is forced to confront the chasm between the way he wishes to live -- and the way of life demanded by his birth.
Part of Wings Theatre's Gay Plays Series.