‘It So Happen’ coming to Hall
To mark its 25th anniversary, the Frank Collymore Hall will host the production The It So Happen Suite, commemorating one of Barbados’ globally recognised cultural icons, Timothy Callender, on the 21st anniversary of his death.
Consisting of adaptations of four well known Callender stories – The Boyfriends, Romantic Interlude, The Man Who Saw Visions and A Change Of Habit – the production will feature a 100 per cent Barbadian all-star cast directed by one of Barbados’ outstanding theatre professionals, Ayesha Gibson-Gill.
Gibson-Gill holds a BA in Theatre Studies with distinction from Acadia University (Canada). Her Barbadian theatre credits include the dual roles of Lady Macduff and Witch in Macbeth; Edith in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, produced by the Gale Theatre of Barbados and London; Lady in Green in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuff; Queenie in The Redemption Of Sister Dinah; and in an excerpt of the one-woman show The Cast Iron – all produced by the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (UWI).
Gibson-Gill is also a NIFCA gold, silver and bronze medallist and a recipient of the Daphne Joseph-Hackett Award for Excellence in Drama and the Irving Burgie Award For Creative Writing.
She was also part of the cast of Hit For Six, the internationally released Barbadian movie and appeared as a comedian in On The Town (Barbados).
The It So Happen Suite will be hosted over two weekends from Wednesday, September 29 to Sunday, October 3. (PR)