CNCF to focus on theatre anniversary instead
Gimistory, Cayman’s annual storytelling festival and one of the perennial highlights on the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s calendar, will not be held this year.
An announcement from the CNCF on Thursday indicated that its staff will be focusing on some 30 events planned between now and December 2016, which marks the 30th anniversary of the Harquail Theatre.
“The focus on celebrating the national theatre’s three decades of existence means that Gimistory … will take a break this November/December, but is set to return in 2016,” a statement from the foundation said.
“In preparation for making Gimistory bigger and better next year, we are encouraging new local talent to get involved,” said CNCF Marketing Manager Rita Estevanovich.
The CNCF began its anniversary celebrations in October 2015 with the staging of Derek Walcott’s “Pantomime.”
Earlier this month, “Sizwe Banzi is Dead” by Athol Fugard was staged. Rounding off the CNCF’s “3 for 30” production series, next month the public will have an opportunity to see “Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine” by Groundwork Theatre Company.