Cayman play in Bahamas festival

The first annual Shakespeare in Paradise international theatre festival in the Bahamas will include a Cayman National Cultural Foundation production of Frank McField’s One White One Black.

Directed and designed by Henry Muttoo, the production stars Fritz McPherson and Michael McLaughlin.

The Shakespeare in Paradise festival takes place 5 to 12 October in historic New Providence. One White One Black has three performances during the festival.

The Foundation took One White One Black to Carifesta X in Guyana last year where it was a box office and critical success. In this play, Frank McField explores relationships through the interaction of two down and out artists. Both have failed in their marriages and dreams of becoming successful artists.

Through raw confrontation and an imaginative journey of role-playing, including playing each other’s wives, the two men rediscover themselves and emerge with a better understanding of life, love and friendship.

Following the performances in the Bahamas, One White One Black will be staged in Cayman at the Harquail Theatre beginning 24 October. One White One Black is the Foundation’s 25th anniversary production.

The anniversary will be celebrated beginning on 23 October with a special anniversary staging of the Annual National Arts and Culture Awards and continues with six performances of One White One Black.