Shakespeare in Paradise 2015 Productions
Twelfth Night, this year’s signature Shakespeare production, takes William Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy and sets it in 1650s Eleuthera, directed by Trinidadian director Patti-Anne Ali. This production will take place on the Main Stage at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. The art work for this play is by 14 year old Liam Aidan Burrows.
Our signature Bahamian production this year is a revival of The Landlord, Sam Boodle’s 1970s love story set in an Over-the Hill yard. Always a crowd-pleaser, this latest version is directed by Philip A. Burrows and will also take place on the Main Stage at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. The artwork for this production is by Rashad Ferguson.
Murder and Poetry is an evening of two one-acts. The first act premieres a new play by Pat Rahming, Miss Ethel’s Kitchen, a look at the Harry Oakes murder from the perspective of the servants in his household. It is directed by Nicolette Bethel. The second act presents Paradise Unmasked, an exploration through poetry of identity and independence in the Caribbean, created and directed by Erin Knowles. These performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. The artwork for this production is by Nowe Harris-Smith.
This year, Shakespeare in Paradise welcomes Derek Walcott’s two-man comedy Pantomime, produced by Guyanese-Caymanian director Henry Muttoo in conjunction with the University of South Florida. The venue for this production is TRT’s Playbox on Bay Street & Colebroke Lane (formerly known as The Hub). The artwork for this production is by Kareem Williams.
Veteran Bahamian actress Claudette Allens performs a retrospective of her acting career. Cookie Unplugged is created and directed by Philip A. Burrows. This production will be performed on three different nights at three different venues—Hillside House, NAGB and at Nirvana. The artwork for this production is by Lindsay Braynen.
The Box Office for Shakespeare in Paradise is at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. This year the festival offers a great deal on its Season Ticket: for $100 you can see all five productions in the Festival, a savings of $50! Move quickly—this offer expires September 30th.
Dundas Box Office hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Saturday. The phone numbers are 393-3738 and 394-7179. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Festival runs October 2nd – 10th.