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The Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Theatre Arts festival 2013 kicked on the weekend and will feature a different group each of the five weekends in November.

Each group’s production will be staged at the Peace Memorial Hall for three nights — Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The festival began with Agape Methodist Dramatists’ production for this year, “Stone”. Kevin Rodriguez, actor, playwright and member of Agape described the drama as a thriller and said it is a story of life after death.

This year will mark Remnants of Gideon’s third year in the festival and the will be staging Broken Circles.

The drama is written and directed by Sheree Dennie-Edward who is the Ministry Leader of Exalt Him Worship Ministries, the umbrella ministry for Praise Order Gospel Band; Exalt Him Worship Team; the Remnants of Gideon drama group and two dance groups.

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Remnants of Gideon returned to SVG on Oct. 29, after a weeklong school tour in Jamaica and are spiritually refreshed and revived.

They are working assiduously on their final preparations to grace the stage at Peace Memorial Hall next weekend, Nov. 8, 9 and 10.

Patrons who attended last year’s show “Bride of Envy” can look forward to Quia and Tooty in different but just as captivating roles as many of the ills of society are brought to the fore and ways of overcoming them are illustrated.

Remnants promises not only to have an excellent production this year on the stage but also additional value for money through their pre-show, which begins at 8 p.m. each night.

The Performing Arts Society of the St. Vincent Community College with their play titled “Mothers Know Best” will be staged Nov. 15, 16, and 17; Police Drama Club’s “Be Careful Little Mouth” will be on Nov. 22, 23, and 24; and the Division of Nursing’s “Scandals Exposed” will bring up the rear of the festival from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.