DCFA presents Stick-ey Desires - the first Soca Musical in T&T!

Event Date(s): 07/04/2017 - 09/04/2017

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

The Department of Creative & Festival Arts (DCFA), Theatre Arts Unit presents, Stick-ey Desires – the first Soca Musical in Trinidad and Tobago.

The play will run from March 31 to April 2, and April 7 to 9, at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) as follows:   

  • Friday March 31 | 8pm
  • Saturday April 1 | 8pm
  • Sunday April 2 | 6pm
  • Friday April 7 | 8pm
  • Saturday April 8 | 8pm
  • Sunday April 9 | 6pm    

General admission tickets: $100; Tertiary students with student ID: $75; Secondary students: $50.

Tickets are available at the DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine. For further information call 663-2222 or email dcfa@sta.uwi.edu.   

To view the printable event flyer, please click here. 

About the Musical

Theatre Arts students at The UWI St. Augustine’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) present their annual student production and the Theatre Arts Unit’s premiere Soca Musical - “Stick-ey Desires.” Director of the play and DCFA Lecturer, Louis McWilliams, challenged his students to dissect and creatively analyze the lyrical content of soca music, to explore the dynamic possibilities of combining the art form with theatre.

 The play is set in the 1990’s in a village called Vwa Dey Memwa or ‘Memory Lane’ in Toco and in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The characters experience many emotions - envy, rage, love and tabanca - all vividly illustrated through soca music.

McWilliams notes “the soca music in the play is not limited to any specific era – current selections are also explored and help to tell the story of ‘Stick-ey Desires’.”

This will be the first soca musical written and performed in Trinidad and Tobago. The aim of the Director is to have the audience sing-along to a nostalgic theatrical performance, and inspire a greater appreciation for soca as an art form in the Caribbean.

Students of the Theatre Arts programme were immersed in all of the production elements of the play and challenged to assist in the development of the script, all of which constitute the assessment process for the programme.  

Admission:See below

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