SIP CELEBRATES 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THEATRE IN THE BAHAMAS BY BRINGING 10 NEW BAHAMIAN WORKS
TO THE STAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME
See what's new to our 2019 Festival!
Just A Few Days Remaining SiP 2019 - Introduces Old Time Story & Short Tales.
Shakespeare in Paradise
is a theatre festival held every October in Nassau, Bahamas. Part of
its mission is to develop new works and new talent for Bahamian
theatre. Short Tales is its latest project in that endeavour celebrating its second year. Along with Short Tales come and enjoy Old Time Story.
Come See Short Tales and Old Story Time Now Playing
Old Story Time - Dion Johnson
Short Tales Review by Staff Writer Devonte Hanna
From disgruntled pigs, to harmonizing mourners, to xenophobic vampires
and magic, Short Tales II remains, yet again, a fountain of Bahamian
creativity, talent and pure brilliance! The Shakespeare in Paradise
Company has done it again, putting on an unmissable masterpiece to open
its 11th Annual Theatre Festival.
Truly, if you thought last year’s Short Tales was epic, then I would advise you to see the imaginative Short Tales II.
Audience members were treated to ten plays, ranging from comedy, to
romance and drama. The short plays featured some new and very familiar
faces onstage, nine directors and ten brilliant authors. The acting was
top notch and didn’t feel stagy at all and the creativity and use of
imagination was through the roof. I must say, never in a million years
would I have thought about what goes on in the minds of swimming pigs
much less put pen to paper and write a play. To me, this was a true
testament of how beneficial a concept such as Short Tales and how it can
easily become a place of growth and grooming for Bahamian creatives.
Besides entertainment, the purpose of
theater is to mirror what is happening to society and Short Tales II did
just that. The themes presented were topical, poignant and fun. In
fact, many of the plays forced me to re-evaluate myself and thoughts I’m
sure many audience members felt the same way. I was rather surprised at
the paths some writers chose to present the hard-hitting themes in the
show, but it worked perfectly.
Altogether, Short Tales II created an ingenious evening of theatre. As
always at the Dundas, the sound, lighting and use of props were stellar
and I thoroughly appreciated all of it. This amazing show is deserving
of 5 stars! I would encourage any and everyone to buy a ticket and see
the brilliance of Bahamian actors, directors and writers. Short Tales II
will be back in the Phillip A. Burrows Theatre on Thursday, October
Don’t miss out on this spectacular show!
Season Two Ten New Plays
Ten New Writers
Nine Directors And A Whole Lot of Fun and Excitement
Now Playing Philip A. Burrows Theatre The Dundas Centre for The Performing Arts.
SAVE THE DATES SHORT TALES & OLD STORY TIME OCTOBER 10 ,11 & 12, 2019
THE DUNDAS CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS,
PHILIP A. BURROWS THEATRE