Charlestown-Nevis—There was a huge turnout at the Nevis Performing Arts center-NEPAC, on the evening of Tuesday 20th October.
Persons present showed up anticipating a rare treat through the presentation of the play, ‘The Enchantment Mixed Shack,’ which was presented free of cost through the kind courtesies of the Latin Festival.
A synopsis of the play, indicates that it was written by Mexican playwright, Elena Garro and then rewritten to English and was performed on the night by several actors out of St.Lucia.
‘It evokes the legends and stories of people full of fantasy beliefs. The work is represented by three carries who succumb to the “Enchantment” embodied in the figure of a woman of exuberant beauty who appeared to them in a real way in hollow of the night, that tries to take them away, but they resist.’
Prior to the actual on stage action, there was a brief opening ceremony, which was ably chaired by the man in charge of the Culturama Secretariat, Antonio ABONATTY Liburd, who warmly welcomed all present and established the protocol for the evening.
Also addressing the gathering, was Latin Festival committee member, Mr. Aiduleik Rodriguez who noted that it was the first time that the Latin festival was bringing such an activity to Nevis and he opined that this could be the first of many more to come.
He also pointed out that later in the week, some fifteen Nevisian students will join some other students in St.Kitts in a one day workshop, focusing on arts and craft, to be hosted by a Mexican woman who is outstanding in her field of work.
Ms Mayte Narvaez Abad, official of the embassy of St.Lucia, also added her voice to the proceedings and pointed to the result of collaboration between people of different islands, to create a success story. She promised the audience that they were in for a treat.
Minister of Culture on Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mark Brantley, warmly welcomed the Latin festival team and the entire cast to Nevis and urged them to enjoy some of the hospitality that the island has to offer. He pointed out that it was significant that this was the first time in its sixth year history that the Latin Festival was bringing a production to Nevis and stated that he looked forward to many more such productions.
He also stated that the Nevis Island Administration was seeking to ensure that top class productions are held at the NEPAC facility, which he opined was a great facility, which needs to be utilized more for Nevisians and their families to enjoy.
The Latin festival week of activities, which commenced on Monday 19th October, will climax on Sunday 25th October, with several more activities slated to be held in St.Kitts.
These include a repeat performance of the play at the Sir Cecil Jacobs auditorium and the aforementioned arts and craft workshop.
The cast for the play featured: Christelle Lee; Jeanelle Lewis; Shakira Roberts; Martha Mc Lennon; Yannick James; Miguel Kenswil; Anthony Wilkie; Kiedel Sonny; Jamie Laforce and Lestan Celetin.
A number of business houses in St.Kitts and Nevis, helped to sponsor the event, which also involved complimentary drinks for the patrons.