This World Spin One Way

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

DEAN LAKE CULTURAL CENTRE Thursday November 13th 2014

Time: 8.00pm Admission EC$50 – Adults (17+) only

The play is about very intimate human relations, disappointments – finding oneself. It is about the choices people make in life. I am interested in the discussions after people see the play. It will make everyone reflect on their life.

Jean Small—UWI School of Drama/Director

UPDATED TO ADD:

TIM HECTOR called ‘THIS WORLD SPIN ONE WAY’ Dorbrene O’Marde’s best written play, and probably the best play written by an Antiguan….

The Daily News in St. Thomas claimed that the play was really good. Everyone should go. It was a combination of funny and sad. A must see!

Jean Small of the University of the West Indies School of Drama who directed the St. Thomas version, described the play as being ‘about very intimate human relations, disappointments – finding oneself…..it is about the choices people make in life. I am interested in the discussions after people see the play. It will make everyone reflect on their life.

The Dominica Online Review says that ‘while there was considerable sexual overtone in the play, i found it subtle and well-suited to the universal themes of the ups and downs of love affairs, as well as betrayal, misunderstandings and nostalgia about past relationships. The two main characters created plentiful tension that kept the audience hanging on to their every word, wondering how it would all turn out. They made sparks fly’

Drama critic Barbara Twine Thomas wrote that ‘THIS WORLD SPIN ONE WAY’ is ‘a wonderful source of entertainment that laudably raises important issues from the Caribbean perspective’. She suggests that ‘O’Marde writes to validate the unique aspects of social behaviour in the Caribbean including not only intimate relationships but also the exercise of authority.’

David Edgecombe – who produced the first version of this play and directed the second – describes the play as exploring complex relationships between men and women that permeate life in our islands. It is thought provoking….you’ll find yourself flashing-back to O’Marde’s drama in days to come’. 

Dorrett Phipps/Night Crawler’There were some very powerful scenes in this play….the audience ate them up. The artists’ creative juices blend in a most delightful, funny and provocative play. It will surely prompt discussions among those who were fortunate enough to see it during its short run here’.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – DEAN WILLIAM LAKE CULTURAL CENTRE – THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13TH 8.00PM (Tickets 464-6377 / 774-8682 / 464-5623 / 779-6301 /721–1903 / 786-2500)

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