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“March to Caroni” in March 2010

For Release Upon Receipt - March 3, 2010

St. Augustine

A new student production from The University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) seeks to invoke awareness of the activities and personalities of the memorable 1970s in Trinidad. “March to Caroni,” the latest offering from the Department’s Theatre Majors, will be hosted at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago next month.

DCFA student productions have served as creative breeding grounds for cultural talents. This year, the DFCA continues its 23-year tradition, staging the annual student-led production for three weekends, from March 12th to 28th, with Friday and Saturday shows starting at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows starting at 6 p.m.

Led by co-directors Rawle Gibbons, Marvin George and Louis Mc Williams, fresh faces and returning students will mount this well-crafted theatrical performance, which celebrates the musical scripts of Zeno Constance and the late Dr. Victor Questel. The production will reflect on the Revolution of the 1970s, incorporating OWTU, Baal Ramdilla, Arts-in-Action’s Wordsmiths and the African Cultural Association. It promises to be unique, as it includes a participatory demonstrative march, improvisation and spoken word.

“This year is the 40th anniversary of the movement, which has its roots at UWI,” McWilliams said, adding, “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.”

This event is open to the public. Ticket prices range from $50 (Adults) to $30 (UWI students with ID) or $20 (school children). Tickets can be reserved online or by telephone. For reservations or additional information, please contact the UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts office at (868) 663-2222 or 662-2002 ext. 2510/3791/3792/3622 or e-mail


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