The Bahamian tradition of theatre is a long and robust one which in recent years has experienced a slump in output, though no abatement in interest. Shakespeare in Paradise is designed to celebrate the best of the past while developing a brighter, stronger future.
We’re committed to exposing Bahamian audiences to a range of productions from classical theatre traditions around the world. Our decision to hold the Festival during the academic year enables us to offer specifically tailored educational packages to local and international schoolchildren.
Shakespeare in Paradise is specifically targeted to offer opportunities to individuals in the cultural community who have limited outlets for their training, as well as to provide training for those with interest but no real skill.
Among us, the members of Ringplay Productions have over fifty years’ experience in Bahamian theatre and theatre production in general
Shakespeare in Paradise 2019
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“ I have not been moved that much emotionally in a VERY long time. From the moment the lights went up… the set completely took me back to the settlement in True Blue, Crooked Island where I grew up. Everything was ‘on’ from there. The story line… the MUSIC …… the dancers, the ENERGY of the cast…..EVERYTHING about this production was WONDERFUL!!” - Fred Ferguson
“ KUDOS to all! I know the feeling of elation that you must have now – I have been there!” - Dwayne Curtis
“ I have seen and helped produce theater in many places in the world and last night I was moved, entertained, and pleased beyond belief. I can’t say I’m proud to be a Bahamian, but I’m proud to have been able to share and learn about this incredible country for over five years and am so overwhelmed at the quality of this production in every capacity that so uniquely captures the essence of a culture through a staged show.” - Christi Lee
“ The production of “The Legend of Sammie Swain” that I saw tonight can stand up to ANY Broadway show that I have ever seen! BRAVO to cast and crew for an EXCELLENT job! Well done!!” - Gregg White
“ Singing praises for Sammie Swain production. A Bahamian celebration of cultural song & dance. The performers overflowed with passion filling the stage & entire theatre.” - Liz Roberts