The search for truth is one of the abiding quests for humankind. Every day, in one form or another, mundane or momentous, the mind seeks to get beneath the surface to understand events and actions. With experience, we learn that life is full of nuance and circumstance, and it is the perspectives we bring that provide us with truths – our own truths. After all, every story is told through the eyes of the storyteller.
Rashōmon, the famous play set in Japan, which was made into the classic 1950 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, was recently put on by UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts, and directed by Dr. Danielle Lyndersay. The play recounts the tale of a samurai’s death, through contradictory accounts that serve the interests of the tellers, and illustrates the elusive nature of truth.
The DCFA’s production has been hailed as a success for the acting, set design and directing. It was indeed a creative enterprise from all accounts, using the open air space to maximum effect and even bringing in a horse to join the cast.
We carry some images from it, taken by Aaron Mohammed of TCDMedia.