Cape Town - An aspiring stage actor has not allowed a stint in prison to hold him back from what he wants from life.
At the age of 18, Peter Christians was sentenced to six years in Pollsmoor Prison for a violent crime, but has changed his life dramatically and is now an actor with his name in lights.
Christians, who was released from prison in 2008, landed a role in the popular play #JustMen, which is at the Baxter Theatre for its second run.
“I went into prison a teenager and came out as a man physically, but mentally I struggled to integrate with people my age. It was like mentally my life had stood still,” he said.
While at Pollsmoor, he developed a passion for rapping and this motivated him to use the art form for changing his life and those of others.