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A playground of lessons


A playground of lessons

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TRADITION VERSUS PROGRESS through education, the rites of passage from a boy to a man, nature verses nurture, family conflict and the roles of each member are some of the themes explored in the play Playground.

Written by Dr Frank McField, Cayman Islands’ “most accomplished playwright” and staged at the Frank Collymore Hall on Thursday night for CARIFESTA XIII, the play suggested several lessons during Act 1, which left members of the audience wanting to see more. (Let me say here that only one act was done because of the limitations of CARIFESTA, in terms of time.)

Nevertheless, the props, costumes, scenes and the actors did a really good job in getting the messages across.

The concerns and hopes of Lucille (Merta Day) were conveyed, the trepidation of her young son Willie (Aiden Watler), whom she wanted to better his chances by being educated in England, and the nonchalant but adamant resolve of her husband Tom (Matt Brown). (GBM)

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