Title: CARIFESTA X play premiers in Canada, 23 July 2008 - PR 33/008
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100680/00001
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Title: CARIFESTA X play premiers in Canada, 23 July 2008 - PR 33/008
Physical Description: Press release
Language: English
Creator: Walcott, Carolyn
Publisher: CARIFESTA Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 2008
Subject: Caribbean
Forsythe, Victor
Saul, Leon
Caribbean ER Roots International Arts Theatre
Abstract: Reports on the pre-staging of the play Sweet, Sweet Karaila, 1958 prize-winning Guyanese radio play by the late Victor Forsythe, adapted for the stage by Guyanese playwright Leon Saul; being staged in Canada by the Caribbean ER Roots International Arts Theatre Inc.; to be showcased at CARIFEST X 2008.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100680
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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PR 33 /008 23 July 2008

CARIFESTA X Play Premieres In Canada

(CARIFESTA Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Canadian based Guyanese and other
theatre enthusiasts from the Caribbean Diaspora and Canada are receiving a sample of
CARIFESTA and at the same time contributing to the Canadian contingent's participation
in CARIFESTA X with the premiere of "SWEET, SWEET KARAILA."

The Caribbean ER Roots International Arts Theatre Inc production opened at the
Palmerston Library Theatre in Toronto, Canada on Thursday 17 July and runs until Friday
25 July. Based on the 1958 prize-winning Guyanese radio play "Sweet Karaila" by the
late Dr. Victor Forsythe, the play was adapted for stage by Guyanese playwright Leon

According to the organizers of the production, it is a gripping but comedic tale of two
Guyanese families the "Herod's" from Buxton and the "Samaroo's" from Lusignan, as
told by village elder and raconteur "Uncle John John". The story reveals how Det.
Sergeant Liverpool Fennimore- a police officer from Buxton, who has just been married
to Rhoda Herod, is tested before and after his marriage by the recent massacres in

The play is also described as a bitter-sweet tale of patriotism and the sacrifice of a loved
one while doing duty to protect the family, community and nation. Its consulting director
is Marvin Ishmael while Ryan Singh is director. Cast members include Trevor Murray, Eli
Goree, Ras Leon, Jem Hewitt, Nikki Green, T.J. McLaughlin, and Sandra Maharaj. It also
features Mandela Mannings, Samantha Mohabir, Sam Khera, Brad Jordan, Wendy
Belcourt, Paul Chanderbhan, Patrick Augustus, Rosina Noel and Jason Roberts. The
soundtrack is by Ras D'Jango.

"Sweet, Sweet Karaila" will come to Guyana for CARIFESTA as part of the Canadian
contingent's participation in the performing arts element of the festival.

CONTACT: Carolyn Walcott
Media Coordinator-CARIFESTA Secretariat

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