Minimalist Kubrick on St Lawrence? The Gap Theatre Launches with Innovative Play At The Reggae Lounge
I was amazed at the expansion of the Reggae Lounge and enjoyed Three Dimensional theatre with many Barbadians and visitors who experienced a unique and exciting theatrical experience when The Gap Theatre held its first production, “Alleluia Pork Chops” at the Reggae Lounge, St Lawrence Gap.
The Gap Theatre is a new company led by internationally renowned actress Alison Sealy-Smith, choreographer, Rosemary Neilands and well known businessman and actor, David Neilands.
“This is a new attempt to revive theatre in Barbados in non conventional space.” said Neilands at the media launch for the Gap Theatre and its inaugural production which is believed to be the first local play to be staged in a nightclub.
“We have recognized that with the move towards film and lack of offering in theatre, new more radical attempts need to be implemented to preserve and legitimize the art form.” He added.
Producer, Alison Sealy-Smith described “Alleluia Pork Chops” as “An insightful journey into our culture and identity ,expressed through the words of noted Barbadian writers.” She revealed that the show which is based on the writings of four Barbadian literary icons – Tom Clarke, Kamau Bratwaite, Timothy Callender and John Wickham, and is directed by Amanda Cumberbatch with choreography by Rosemary Neilands.
“Alleluia Pork Chops” boasts an accomplished cast of actors including Sealy- Smith and Neilands , Tony Thompson, Dyrstra Browne, Nala “The $2 Philosopher“, Michael Cheddi Taitt, Ayesha Gibson-Gill, Levi “Levitance” King and Carolyn Brathwaite.
Performance Dates are March 13th, 14th,20th, 21st,27th, 28th, April 3rd and 4th at the Reggae Lounge, St Lawrence Gap, Ch. Ch. Patrons of the show will be able to stay on at the venue for the regular entertainment at the nightclub.
There will a special outreach to the tourism sector with patrons of the show getting 10% discount on meals from participating restaurants in The Gap.
Tickets will be available from Ticketpal Box Offices and Ticketpal online from next week. Patrons of the show will be treated to a complimentary drink and a “Proper Pork” snack from sponsors Mount Gay Rum and A1 Supermarkets.