Thursday, April 6, 2006 The Saint Lucia Jubilee Trust Fund is
continuing to foster the arts through its latest collaboration with actor and
playwright Dr. Michael Gilkes Dr. Gilkes is presenting the one man play The
Last of the Red men at the Folk Research Centre on Friday April 8th, 2006.
Trustee of the Jubilee Trust Fund Mr. John Robert Lee says the production which
is a forerunner to the observance of Guyana's 40th Anniversary in May will keep
the theatre scene alive.
And some of us from Jubilee Trust Fund got talking with Mr. Lokesh Singh and
Dr. Gilkes when he visited here and Jubilee was asked to be the facilitating
producers . In other words we liaise with the Guyanese producers Gen Madhoo and
Michael Gilkes himself. The Guyanese community here through their Association
headed by Edward Harris and Jubilee who are experienced in organising theatre
production would help and that's how we became involved.
Mr. Lee says the play's setting is based in Guyana but the theme is very
relevant to the Caribbean development.
The play is titled the Last of the Red men it's a one man play, it is
written, directed and performed by Dr. Michael Gilkes himself but it is a very
humorous , very funny play but with very serious undertones.
The play will also be staged over the weekend on Saturday at 8 pm and on Sunday
evening at 7 pm. All performances will be held at the Folk Research Centre.