UWI Creative Arts students present March to Caroni

Event Date(s): 12/03/2010 - 28/03/2010

Location: Learning Resource Centre (LRC), UWI, St. Augustine

Anticipation is building for the enlightening and inspiring quest of March to Caroni. The annual student-led production of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), UWI, is here once again, and will take place from March 12th-28th, 2010 at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), UWI, St. Augustine. Continuing in the twenty-three year tradition of the Department, the Theatre Majors’ Production II class will mount March to Caroni, a well-crafted theatrical performance which celebrates the musical scripts of Zeno Constance and the late Dr. Victor Questel, and will reflect on the Revolution of the 1970s, incorporating OWTU, Baal Ramdilla, Arts-in-Action’s Wordsmiths and the African Cultural Association. The production will be quite unique as it includes a participatory demonstrative march, dances, songs, improvisation and spoken word. 

Led by co-directors Rawle Gibbons, Louis Mc Williams and Marvin George, March to Caroni has been described as “an inspiring quest” for the UWI Theatre Majors’ Production II class. The significance of this production was noted by Louis McWilliams: “this year is the 40th anniversary of the movement, which has its roots at UWI as well as the fact that Dr. Victor Questel was a lecturer at The University of the West Indies.” McWilliams added: “this theatrical production is about memory, and for people who didn’t live in that period, it is about knowledge and will be very thought provoking.”  

The production will be hosted for three weekends: March 12th-14th, March 19th-21st and March 26th-28th, 2010, at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays. DCFA student productions have served as valuable, creative breeding grounds for some of our nation’s most visible and ingenious cultural talents. Fresh faces, as well as returning students, will grace the stage this year. March to Caroni promises to invoke awareness, inspiration as well as educating the masses of the timeline of activities and personalities of the memorable 1970s.

The public is invited to this unique event and can receive further information from the DCFA office at 663-2222 (direct line) OR 662-2002 Ext. 2510/3791/3792/3622 or email: Marissa.Brooks@sta.uwi.edu.

Tickets can be reserved online or by telephone:

  • Adults: $50
  • UWI students (with ID Cards): $30
  • School children: $20

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |