Urban Expression Theatre’s first ever community drama tour, which began on Aug. 31, climaxes Independence weekend with two staging of the play “Haunted” at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.
The tour saw the group performing at several locations on the Leeward and Windward sides of St. Vincent, in an attempt to encourage groups to incorporate drama into their programme. Another objective of the tour was to identify persons for training in drama next year.
The group will make its seventh drama presentation at the Peace Memorial Hall on Oct. 26 and 27, 7:30 pm nightly.
They will present the play “Haunted”, a mini folk musical with a dramatic twist, written by David “Darkie” Williams.
The play is centred on the spooky haunted house of the Somilita of the Bongo man who will stop at nothing to hear the rhythm of the drums, see the creativity in the dance and the expounding of the poetic utterances, by the 25-member cast of the Urban Expression Theatre.
The Urban Expression Theatre will also use this event to help the members of the SVG Memorial Hall to activate the “Friends of the Memorial Hall”.
The “Friends of the Hall” will incorporate and involve private, non-governmental, individuals and cultural groups who will form a committee with the prime objectives of assisting the Hall with issues relating to fundraising, and the general upkeep of the Hall namely, dealing with illegal parking, wheelchair access, repairs to the interior and many more.
Urban Expression Theatre says patrons are promised two evenings of great entertainment, a display of Vincentian folk culture and the best Theatre Experience for 2013.