“A Tempest” blows into the Alliance Francaise this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
It’s the final play of the 2013 DOMFESTA season – where we see shipwrecked souls struggle in the grip of “Prospero” – the conniving Magician who controls the island they are flung up on.
Directed by Dominica’s own Alwin Bully, this version of Shakespeare’s classic tale was reinvented by Martinican Poet Laureate Aimé Césaire who gives it a distinct Caribbean twist, mirroring the colonial history of the islands and their struggle for freedom from European slavery and exploitation.
The Alliance Francaise de la Dominique and La Cour des Arts theatre group honor the 100th anniversary of Aimé Césaire with this English language production.
The show runs Friday through Sunday June 14-16, 2013 at 8pm at the Alliance Francaise on Elmshall Road.
Tickets are available at Alliance Francaise, Bulls Eye Pharmacy and at the door.