Festival


Shakespeare in Paradise’s 10th Season is over!

SiP 2018, our tenth festival, opened on October 1 with the premiere of Short Tales, ten short plays by ten local authors, directed by eight budding directors. On October 2, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Erin T. Knowles, opened to student audiences, and on October 3, it welcomed the first members of the public to its evening ... More

Much Ado About “Der Real Ting Musical!!”

I’m going to have to steal a line from William Shakespeare and change it up just a tad, because there’s much ado about Der Real Ting!! Musical – and you need not walk, but rather run to the Dundas Box Office to score tickets to this jukebox musical which made its debut at the 10th season of Shakespeare in Paradise (SiP). Set 42 years ... More

Announcing: The Cast for Once on This Island

Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce the cast of Once On This Island. The production runs from October 10th thru October 14th with four public performances and four student matinees. Once On This Island is a delightful musical fable with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It is based on Rosa Guy's novel ... More

Shakespeare in Paradise 2017 posters

Every year, Shakespeare in Paradise has released poster art for each individual show. In normal years, each show poster is designed by a different Bahamian artist. This year, we have a new graphic team led by Theo McClain, and he is putting his own spin on our festival art. He is working with another artist, June Collie, designer of the ... More

SiP 2017 Auditions are Over!

Auditions were held for Once on This Island, Othello, and Small Axe on July 19, 20 and 24, and rehearsals are set to begin on July 31. This year, the standard of auditions was very high. Over 30 people aged between 7 and 55 faced their fears and auditioned for some very picky directors! Although everyone couldn't be successful, we were ... More

Shakespeare in Paradise 2017 Auditions

Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts Winston V. Saunders Theatre 6 PM July 19 & 20 2017 Wednesday, July 19: Once on This Island A musical. The Little Mermaid with a Caribbean flair. A peasant girl falls in love above her class and sets out to prove that love is stronger than death. We're looking for 15 cast members: Men, ages 15-65 W... More

Shakespeare in Paradise Needs You!

We're looking for volunteers in all sorts of areas, from June to November, or possibly even year-round. Here's what's happening. Shakespeare in Paradise Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. June - November 2017. Download the list of jobs here!! More

Announcing Shakespeare in Paradise 2017!

Ringplay Productions announces its 9th Annual Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival October 2-14, 2017. Our Signature Shakespeare production this year will be William Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Philip A. Burrows, opening the festival in the Winston V. Saunders Theatre. Premiering that same week is a new Bahamian play, Small Axe, ... More

Artwork for SiP 2016

This year's artwork was coordinated by Art Director Lindsay Braynen. This year's artists were: Zora - Lindsay Braynen for SiP 2009, updated to 2016 Macbeth - Tammy Ali-Burrows for SiP 2016 The World is My Home - Reuno Pratt for SiP 2010, updated to 2016 You Can Lead a Horse to Water - Cristina Wong and Lindsay Braynen for SiP 2016 Not ... More

You Can Lead A Horse To Water

A play by Winston V. Saunders with Music and Rhythms by Cleophas R.E. Adderley Jr., is the most critically acclaimed play in the history of Bahamian Theatre. It was first performed in Nassau, at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, in 1983 to rave reviews, and then presented to a Freeport audience shortly after its Nassau run. In 1984 ... More