On Saturday June 26th at the George Price Center, Capital Culture, Belmopan’s very own drama group, will be dramatizing a popular Caribbean play called the “Rose Slip.” The play, written by Douglas Archibal, is centered in Jamaica, however, according to Beverly Swasey, play director of Capital Culture, the group has adapted the play to the Belizean Culture.
“I like the name of the play. It’s ‘The Rose Slip’. It’s a Trinidadian play by Douglas Archibald. It was produced in the sixties, the days when I was growing up. I’ve tried to adapt it to a Belizean setting, even using some names from Belmopan, trying to dress in that day and age as well. We’re hoping that the Belmopan community will support us. This is our tenth year. It’s like an anniversary, and we’re also presenting this show as a special dedication to fallen brother, Mr Nicholas Romero, who died earlier this year. We’re dedicating this performance to him.”
Kirklin Usher has been in the group for over 3 years and plays Bucket, an old drunk. He told us more about his character.
“The main thing to expect from this drama, that is coming this Saturday, is fun. [It incorporates] a lot of our Creole phrases, that the people used to use back then. It’s going to be just a play that portrays typical Belizean life, people always having different conversation about each other, and stuff like that. In the play, I’m the old drunk guy, named Mr Bucket. I live in a shed just on the property.”
The play begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday at the George Price Center in Belmopan. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.