9 results for month: 09/2012

SIP Officially Opens in One Week!

Friday, October 5th, marks the official opening of the 4th annual Shakespeare in Paradise theatre festival. Student matinee performances of Merchant actually begin on Tuesday, October 2nd at the College of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre. On Thursday, October 4th we have special preview performances of both Merchant (at ... More

Out o’ Wedlock Radio Ad

Here is a Radio ad for Out o' Wedlock. The audio clip is from the classic Father's Day, the second of two One Act plays in an evening of comedy by playwright Jeanne Thompson. The first part of evening will feature Ms. Thompson's new play Back of the Moon. Out o' Wedlock will have 8 performances (which includes 2 matinees) at ... More

Shakespeare in Paradise 2012


Speak the Speech

Speak the Speech is a new Bahamian historical work created by our Artistic Director, Philip A. Burrows and compiled by our Festival Director Nicolette Bethel. Research for this work comes mostly from Bethel and her colleagues at the College of The Bahamas like Stephen Aranha, Christopher Curry, Clifford Rahming and Michael ... More

Mr and Mrs Blacke

Coming off a very successful and critically acclaimed run at the Philip Sherlock Centre at the University of the West Indies Mr and Mrs Blacke is an offering by Shakespeare in Paradise to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica's Independence. The cast features Keiran King, who is also the playwright, and Sakina Deer. Paul ... More

Lion City Live

Trinidad and Tobago celebrated their 50th Anniversary of Independence this year, and Shakespeare in Paradise wanted to celebrate with them. So an invitation was sent to Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons who form the group Freetown and they graciously accepted. Here's what they say about themselves: Freetown is a resurgence of ... More

Out o’ Wedlock

Jeanne Thompson is probably best known as a writer for her 1970s radio soap opera The Fergusons of Farm Road. She has written a number of plays and has also acted onstage. Ms. Thompson's newest work, Back of the Moon, will be produced for the first time as part of an evening of one act plays that we are calling Out o' ... More


Merchant, a tragicomedy (originally titled The Merchant of Venice) by William Shakespeare, is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, ... More


All negotiations are done, all plays have been chosen, actors are in rehearsal and the venues are all set for the 4th annual Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival. In one month from the writing of this post, October 5th, the festival will officially open. This year there are five productions in five venues throughout ... More