By Francis Urias Peters
After fourteen weeks of intense rehearsal sessions, Francis Urias Peters and his cast of six have finally arrived at “deliverance day”; Friday October 18. That’s the date for the opening of the epic drama, REDEMPTION TIME, written and directed by Francis Urias Peters.
The premiering of REDEMPTION TIME at the Spice Basket Theatre will also mark the 30th anniversary of Urias’ involvement in Theatre in Grenada and “REDEMPTION TIME is a special celebratory gift” says Peters.
“This play has taken me ten years to complete and it’s indeed a special milestone in my career as a playwright.
Thirty years ago, on October 19, 1983 Grenada became an explosive and destructive grenade. Thirty years after I want to use this play as a grenade that will being used for illumination, hope and honesty.
Thirty years ago we had a revolution that imploded and self destruct. Thirty years after we need a new revolution where the creative arts can be used as a torch to light the way forward for the future generation. This is what the play REDEMPTION TIME is all about” says Peters
REDEMPTION TIME can be best described as an action packed drama with never a dull moment and patrons can expect a production as never seen before on this island.
Peters is full of praise for his cast which includes Agatha Alexis (Miss Audrey) Kareem Alexis (Winston) Samuel Ogilvie (Steve) Earl McLeish (Police) Terrence Walters (Joseph) and Dale Bhola-Wilks (Rachael) who will be performing in what can be described as the most challenging production they have had to embark on.
Caribbean theatre is proving to be a very expensive venture and it is important to recognize those who have been most instrumental in ensuring the success of this production.
Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited, Flow, Grenada Broadcasting Network, Wee FM, Hubbard’s, Sissons Paints, Grenada distillers Limited, Mecca Trading, Netherlands Insurance Company Limited and St. George’s University and Spice Basket Limited have all played major supporting roles as partners and Peters, cast and crew wish to express their heart felt gratitude to these corporate partners for their support ;especially in these tough economic times.
REDEMPTION TIME runs for two weekends from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 27. However a special Secondary Schools performance will be held on Monday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00p.m and Sunday’s at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at all Gittens Pharmacies, Licks and Bites in Gouyave and St. David’s Pharmacy.