‘Broken Chains’ for Berbice this weekend

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Berbicians will this weekend have a chance to see their own on stage as theatrical productions returns to the Ancient County.

The newly-formed Renisons Creative Arts (RCA) will be staging its first production – “Broken Chains” – on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, “Broken Chains” opens at the New Amsterdam Town Hall and then moves to the Kildonanchains Community Centre on Sunday.

The full-length play, which is being directed by Vernon Benons, is set in the 17th Century and focuses on a plantation owner and his wife.

According to Benons, the production is in keeping with Emancipation. He explained that while Berbicians appreciate actors from other parts of the country coming to the region to entertain them, there is a lot of talent in Berbice which needs to be harnessed.

“Theatre arts are being taught in schools, but after school, there is nothing for Berbicians to do in theatre, so that is why we decided to form this group.”

The play has an all-Berbician cast of nine and will be the first such full-length play to be staged at the New Amsterdam Town Hall in more than two decades.

At both venues, the play starts at 19:00hrs.

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