Our thanks to Robert Lee and David Edgecombe for bringing this performance to our attention.
Tickets for Strong Currents are now on sale on St. Thomas at UVI Bookstore, UVI Human Relations (ACC Building 1st floor); Reichhold Box Office and on line at www.reichholdcenter.org. Students $5; General Admission $15.
Strong Currents chronicles the experiences of five friends who all moved from the Caribbean to Toronto in search of a better life. Together they weather the storms of fortune, but when one of them aspires to be a poet it causes his friends to ridicule him. Yet it is the strength of their friendships that will determine who swims and who sinks in strong currents.
The University of the Virgins is producing Strong Currents as a tribute to Austin Clarke who is originally from Barbados but moved to Canada in 1955 to became one of Canada’s foremost authors, known especially for his novels. Clarke died last year in Toronto on June 26. The play written and directed by David Edgecombe is based on two of Clarke’s novels: The Meeting Point and Storm of Fortune.