Light, written and directed by Deon Simms, focusses on the underbelly of this beautiful country that lives beneath the veneer of our sun, sand and sea. Taking on the issue of youth violence, Light explores the forces that lead young Bahamian men into situations over which they have no control. The play makes visible the brutal world that most of us have only an abstract knowledge, of while challenging the audience to bring these realities into view off-stage. Light is a Track Road Theatre Production and received critical praise after its debut in June, including a review by Obediah Michael Smith in which he writes, “What Light captures is truth. It is not pretty. It reflects our humanity or our lack of it.”
Light comes to Shakespeare in Paradise for an exclusive engagement as part of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Youth Month celebrations. Thanks to the Ministry’s involvement, Track Road Theatre will produce Light for an audience of youth, who, we hope, will be inspired by the play to examine their own realities in a positive and productive way.
Directed by Deon Simms
Friday, October 9, 2009 – Special Performance (Long Island, Bahamas)