Monday, August 22, 2011

Announcing Shakespeare in Paradise 2011

This fall, Shakespeare in Paradise will stage its third annual theatre festival in Nassau, Bahamas from September 30th through October 8th, 2011.

Our Signature Shakespeare Production this year is the classic political drama Julius Caesar, directed by Philip A. Burrows and specially adapted for the Bahamian environment. Our Signature Bahamian Musical Production is Dis We Tings 2011, a revival of the concept first pioneered in 1989 by Kayla Lockhart Edwards, Derek Burrows and Nicolette Bethel. This year’s offering will be updated and freshly written by Patrice Francis for the 21st century, and for the first time will include references to the Independence era and the last quarter of the twentieth century. Nicolette Bethel directs.

Our international productions include Mariah Brown, a one-woman play by Sandra Riley about an African-Bahamian pioneer to South Florida at the end of the 19th century, and the touring student theatre group Bard To Go, on exchange from Grand Valley State University. Bard To Go offers Lovestruck, a 50-minute introduction to the works of William Shakespeare. We're also working on closing a deal on a one-man show to take place at Nirvana Beach on our two Saturdays -- keep your eyes peeled for that!

Our Box Office opens for advance bookings in the first week in September. As always, we will be offering Season Tickets at discounted prices for those who book early. Check your mailboxes for special offers in a week or so!

Nicolette Bethel
Festival Director
Shakespeare in Paradise