Tony Hall’s acclaimed new play, “Miss Miles – the woman of the world”, now on at the Little Carib
OCTOBER, 2011 (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD): Tony Hall’s Miss Miles – the Woman of the World – one of the most anticipated and exciting theatrical events of the year – premiered tonight at the Little Carib Theatre to a thunderous standing ovation from the sold-out crowd of theatre aficionados.
Written and directed by veteran actor, playwright and director Tony Hall, this daring one-woman play Miss Miles –the Woman of the World features the award-winning actress Cecilia Salazar as Trinidadian activist, singer, fashionista and public servant Gene Miles. The play traces the life of this true Trinidad and Tobago patriot, who took on the powerful state administration in an anti-corruption campaign, The Gas Station Racket in the 1960s – and paid the ultimate price. She died of a heart attack at 42 years old.
Hall has a long career of documenting local lives and culture. He has worked with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop and at the pioneering Banyan Limited, and his acclaimed play, Jean and Dinah, is being adapted into a feature film. Cecilia Salazar is one of Trinidad’s most celebrated and well-known actresses. She holds a BA in Theatre from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She also holds the current record for the most awards for acting given to an individual in Trinidad and Tobago – seven Cacique Awards.
Partnering with Lordstreet Theatre for Miss Miles are producer Trevor Jadunath; Mauri “KeKere” Hall, who has written the music featured in the show; and an award-winning production crew, including producer Trevor Jadunath; Theresa Awai; Christopher Cozier; Robin Foster; Sean Leonard; Wendell Manwarren; Leslynne Matthews; Desiree Sampson; Ian Smith; 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; MEP (Media & Editorial Projects); and Absolutions Design Studio.
This powerful new production continues this weekend through Sunday 23 October with all shows at 6:30pm. Tickets are $150, and available at the Little Carib Box Office, 12pm–6pm daily, tel: (868) 622-4644. 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.
“MISS MILES” coming for 2011!
Photograph by Jason Hagley