Shakespeare In Paradise is an annual international theatre festival that takes place in Nassau, The Bahamas. Entertaining audiences for the second year, the festival will take place October 1-11, 2010. Performances will be staged at various venues throughout Nassau, providing an exciting new opportunity for tourists and local Bahamians to enjoy quality plays, well, like they say, “at a theatre near you.”
October 1-11, 2010
There are eight productions scheduled for this year’s festival.
Tickets for the premiere evening, October 1st, are priced at $35. Wine will be served.
Please note, based on advance ticket sales, there is limited seating available for some productions.
There are now only 4 performances of Woman Take Two available and 2 performances remaining for
The World is my Home – The Life of Paul Robeson.
Also note that One Flesh will have four performances, at The Hub, which has limited seating.
Shakespeare in Paradise Calendar
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The quintessential magical Shakespeare play. Directed by Trinidadian director Patti Anne-Ali who returns to Shakespeare In Paradise after her successful co-direction of last year’s The Tempest.
Set in the mystical age of 1910, this adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play settles on Cat Island and follows the exploits of a group of lovers, laborers, fairies and officials.
James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones, which is also sometimes known by its full title, God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. This production, written in 1927, is based on a book of poems by Johnson patterned after traditional African-American religious oratory. This work has delighted audiences in theaters, churches and other venues for over 80 years and never grows old.
Directed by Philip A. Burrows, this production will not only feature the junior choir from St. Francis Church, under the direction of Francis Richardson, but each night the production will move to a different church and the guest performer will be a pastor or minister who will deliver the opening piece, “Listen Lord – A Prayer” along with the sermon, “The Prodigal Son”.
All tickets for God’s Trombones will be sold from the Box Office. The churches and the guest pastors are as follows:
Sunday, October 3rd – St. Matthew’s Church – Assistant Priest Rev’d Don Haynes
Monday, October 4th – Bahamas Harvest Church – Pastor Mario Moxey
Wednesday, October 6th – New Destiny Baptist Church – Bishop Delton Fernander
Thursday, October 7th – Zion Baptist Church – Rev. Dr. Terrance G. Morrison
Friday, October 8th – Bahamas Faith Ministries – Minister Kersch Darville
Sunday, October 10th – St. Anselm’s Church – Deacon Jeff Lloyd
U.S. Embassy Nassau Sponsors Shakespeare in Paradise
One Man Show
With the goal of making theater accessible to all, U.S. Embassy Nassau will sponsor a discounted theater night in collaboration with the second annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival. Thanks to the embassy’s support, tickets for the opening night performance of The World is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson are now available for the discounted price of $5 – versus the normal theater ticket price of $25.00.
Box Office hours at The Dundas are 10:00am to 4:00pm – Monday through Saturday.
The telephone numbers are: 393-3728, 394-7179 or 431-7197
You can also reserve tickets via email at:
Download the full schedule of events for the festival. (4.82MB PDF file)
You’ll find more information on this exciting theatrical event on the Shakespeare In Paradise website. There is a blog, schedule of performances and information on the individual plays.
There is also a Facebook page.