Caribbean Cultural Theatre presents: Pantomime by Derek Walcott


The Caribbean Cultural Theatre Friends Recognition Reception presents Pantomime by Derek Walcott. 

Thursday 27 March, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Actors Fund Actors Center

160 Schermerhorn Street (between Hoyt and Smith)

Brooklyn, NY 11201 map

Contribution: $100 $150 $250 $500

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Additional Dates:

Friday 21 and 28 March at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 22 and 29 March at 3:30p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

Sunday 23 and 30 March at 6:30 p.m.

For more information:  718-270-6218 / 718-783-8345

Patrons : Hon. Una Clarke, Board Chair, Caribbean Research Center

Hon. Julian Du Bois, Consul General, St. Lucia

Hon. N. Nick Perry, Deputy Majority Leader, New York State Assembly

Honorees : Rennie Bishop – broadcaster, WWRL

Kinton Kirby – editor, Caribbean Life Newspaper

Vinette Pryce – journalist, Caribbean Life Newspaper

Honorary Friends Co-Chairs : Dr. Julius Garvey and Dr. Elizabeth Nunez

Friends Host Commitee : Hazra Ali, Colene Cox, Beverly DeSouza, Dr. J. A. George Irish, Zenobia McNally, Claire Patterson, Sandie Webster; Arlene White    

Board : Malcolm Hall (Chairman), Sylvia Cowie, Maxine Hamilton-Alexander, Dorette Headley, Jessica Odle-Baril; Yvette Rennie 

Reception By : Bacardi and Super Wings.

What happens when two middle-aged guys flee the worlds they have always known and wind up on the same tropical island, one as the owner of a hotel, the other as his servant? And what if they looked at a role-reversal play as part of the hotel’s entertainment? That is the thread that weaves the storyline of this fast-paced comedy together and gives audiences a non-stop romp through cliché, humour, drama, societal roles and most interestingly, self image.
Pantomime by Derek Walcott embraces several issues of racial and cultural equality, of colonial history, and powerfully explores and subsequently deconstructs Caribbean identity as fabricated by the white European colonizer.

Derek Alton Walcott, is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature.  In addition to having won the Nobel, Walcott has won many literary awards over the course of his career including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play ream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen’s Medal for Poetry, and the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry, White Egrets.

Message adapted from flyer.