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Mirror Mirror reflects Barbados

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Mirror Mirror reflects Barbados

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HUNDREDS OF PATRONS were at the Frank Collymore Hall Thursday night for the world premiere of Mirror Mirror Show Me A Hero, a locally written, produced and directed musical celebrating Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence.

Director Alison Sealy-Smith said the play, written by Shakirah Bourne, was meant to be “a powerful, futuristic, fanciful look at the DNA of national cultural identity”.

“It is a near-future fantasy, a quintessential coming of age story, an ode to the potency of memory, a dynamic exploration of the universal quest for self-knowledge,” the director told guests gathered in the hall’s foyer for a pre-show cocktail reception.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart headed the list of dignitaries at the gala event, which was also attended by diplomats and members of the family of Dame Nita Barrow, to whose memory the production was dedicated. (GC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.