UVI Production of 'Old Story Time' Changes Venue to Reichhold Center for the Arts
The venue for the UVI Theatre mainstage production of "Old Story
Time," by Trevor D. Rhone, has been switched from Yacht Haven
Grande to the Reichhold Center for the Arts and the opening date
has changed from Friday April 8 to Thursday, April 14, 2011.
"Lighting is very important to what we want to do with this
production," said David Edgecombe, the play's director. "And the
portable lighting kit I was able to get from the Reichhold is not
able to deliver as well as I hoped. I was talking to Pam
(Toussaint) and Denise (Humphrey) who said, 'why not just bring the
play to the Reichhold'? That makes all the sense in the world, so
that's what we're doing." Toussaint and Humphrey are co-directors
of the Reichhold Center.
Edgecombe, who recently rejoined the UVI faculty as Assistant
Professor of Communication, said that for both he and Dr. Douglas
Larche, taking theater into the community is a priority. So it is
very likely that another play will be staged at Yacht Haven Grande
soon and at other venues around the Virgin Islands, as well.
Dr. Larche is a Professor of Communication and
playwright-in-resident at UVI.
"Old Story Time" Continues
In "Old Story Time," when Len (Noel Charles) returns from England
with his Ph.D. he finds trouble aplenty at home. He has to deal
with the bitterness of his mother (Heather Hogarth Smith) because
he married Lois (Jamilya Christopher) rather than Margaret (Asheda
Maccou) the nice brown-skin girl with the tall hair down to her
back that mama had picked out for him.
But he must also confront his true nemesis, George (Joshua
Jno-Pierre), who brutally ill-treated him throughout high school
with the help of Margaret, now married to George.
George amassed a fortune through crooked housing development
schemes as a bank manger. Len soon discovers George has robbed his
mama of her life savings. He assembles the evidence to throw
George, and perhaps even Margaret, in jail. But he learns quickly
he will have to fight his mother before he could carry out his
"moral right to rid society" of a scum like George.
And mama's chief weapon of choice is obeah!
Pa Ben (George Silcott, Jr.), the irascible storyteller, works hard
to broker peace. He champions love and understanding, letting
everyone know: all well, all well.
Carlla Morris as Pearl, rounds out the cast.
For information about the UVI production of "Old Story Time" at the
Reichhold Center for the Arts, please contact David Edgecombe at