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    Thomas Godfrey The Invitation Poem

    DAMON. Haste! Sylvia! haste, my charming Maid! Let’s leave these fashionable toys; Let’s seek the shelter of some shade, And revel in ne’er fading joys. See spring in liv’ry gay appears, And winter’s chilly blasts are fled; Each grove its leafy honours rears, And meads their lovely verdure spread!

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    Dithyrambic on Wine | Godfrey Thomas

    Godfrey’s The Court of Fancy (1762) was the first, and most pronounced, American use of Chaucerian work (in this case Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Parlement of Foules; circa 1378–1381) that broke free of traditional eighteenth-century verse. Included in Juvenile Poems on Various Subjects, it emphasized collegiality, which was a testament to Godfrey’s appreciation of the circle of artists he had befriended in Philadelphia. This theme is evident in his drinking song, “Dithyrambic on Wine”: Come! Let Mirth our hours employ, The jolly God inspires; The rosy juice our bosom fires, And tunes our souls to joy. -Godfrey, Thomas (playwright)

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    Flambeaux The Caribbean Musical

    Flambeaux  is an inspiring play written by the talented playwright Nandi Keyi. She is a playwright and a published author, whose work has been presented and produced on notable stages, journals and newspapers. The play was directed by Roderick Warner and Lawrence Floyd. Flambeaux is a flaming torch used in processions at night. Flambeaux was set in fictional Homer’s Yard during Carnival where, Sybil, Big city, Lucretia, Mary, Ramjit, Breeze, Sagarat and neighbors are all striving for a sense of relevance and Home. Through song and dance we got an inside  glance into the spirit of the  people from Homer’s Yard. The play captured their sacrifice and struggles. [more…] Flambeaux was…

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    “IF WALLS COULD TALK” written & directed by David Tulloch

    The Jamaican Gleaner reported IF WALLS COULD TALK is a must see for Caribbean goers. The play is a dramatic comedy that takes the audience into the lives and marriage of The Bailey’s. Melvin and Jennifer Bailey are owners of a struggling hardware store and married for eleven years. They have tried so many times to have children but to no avail. [more…] This is primarily because Jennifer suffers from a terminal condition known as uterine incompetence. What this does is to allow Jennifer to conceive but eventually she will have a miscarriage. Driven by guilt and her profound love for her husband whom she believes is ‘perfect’ and whom…

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    Final call for “new” play submissions

    This is the final call for “new” play submissions for MA’s Playhouse Caribbean theatre company’s fall production. The deadline is today August 15th. If you have not done so already please go to MA’s Playhouse website for additional information. http://masplayhouse.com/?page=contact