Photo (by Rodell Warner): Cecilia Salazar, next to the Treasury Building in Port of Spain, portrays the inimitable Gene Miles.SATURDAY 3 MARCH, 2012 (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD):
After a sixth sold-out run at the historic Little Carib Theatre, Tony Hall’s acclaimed play featuring Cecilia Salazar – Miss Miles: the Woman of the World – returns for two final nights in Port of Spain, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March, 2012.
The overwhelming public response has prompted Lordstreet Theatre and Trevor Jadunath to bring Miss Miles back for a second time in 2012. The show has played to standing-room-only audiences and nightly standing ovations since premiering at the Little Carib on 20th October, 2011. Critics and audiences have celebrated the timeliness of this historic new play, which follows the life and tragic death of a true Trini patriot, activist and whistle-blower Gene Miles. Those who knew the dynamic and colourful Miles have praised 9-time Cacique Award winner Salazar for her sensitive and masterful portrayal of this Trinidadian heroine.
Miss Miles – the Woman of the World – a tour-de-force one-woman play – is written and directed by veteran actor, playwright and director Hall and features Salazar as Trinidadian activist, singer, fashionista and public servant Gene Miles. The story traces the 42 years of this attractive and intelligent woman's short life – from growing up in pre-independence, colonial, Roman Catholic Trinidad, attending St. Joseph’s Convent (Port of Spain), to the black power days of the early 1970’s, when a struggle to develop a new and just society gave rise to social transformation.
Partnering with Lordstreet Theatre for Miss Miles are Mauri “KeKere” Hall, who has written the music featured in the show; Sean Leonard; Wendell Manwarren; Leslynne Matthews; Caroline Taylor; and Celia Wells. The show’s development was funded in part by the Arts Support Alliance (TASA), and is being sponsored by the Ministry of Arts & Multiculturalism; i95.5FM; First Citizens Bank; Carib; Jimmy Aboud; MEP Publishers (Media & Editorial Projects); and Absolutions Design Studio.
Miss Miles – The Woman of the World runs Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March, 2012.
Showtimes are 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $150, and available at the Little Carib Box Office from Tuesday 6th March, 12pm–6pm daily, tel: (868) 622-4644 or 681-7475. Discounted $100 tickets are available for university students with valid student ID.
For more information about the production, additional ticketing outlets, behind-the-scenes photos, and much more, visit Lordstreet Theatre’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lordstreettheatre