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Try ‘Salt’ – The Hope of a new Society

For Release Upon Receipt - March 31, 2015

St. Augustine

UWI Theatre Arts Students bring award winning novel to the stage

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – Students in the Bachelor of Arts – Theatre Arts programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine are bringing Earl Lovelace’s award-winning novel, Salt, to life on stage.  In Salt, scripted for the first time for theatre, Lovelace tells an edgy tale of a people’s journey toward personal and social wholeness based on amending social injustice.

Director Louis Mc Williams revealed that the premiere features an interweaving of Lovelace's multiple narratives that are in step with the message and rhythm of Salt and its annual Independence march led by key character, Bango.

“We draw from The Dragon Can't Dance (1979) and The Wine of Astonishment' (1982) and continue in Salt with the sacrifices, break-ups and binding together of the characters in the march”, he said.

Salt ran from March 26-27 at Fort George in Tobago and continues from April 9-12, at The UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA). Show times are 8pm daily and 6pm on Sundays. General admission tickets are currently available for $100. Tertiary students with student ID pay $75, and secondary students pay $50. 

Tickets may be purchased at the DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine. For further information, please call 662-2002 ext 83792, 663-2222 or email



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