Thursday, July 07 2011 @ 03:05 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The Artistic Cultural Theatre will host a special performance of the play entitled “Mere Dost” at the Penal Community Centre this Sunday July 10, 2011 from 6:00 pm. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh is expected to attend.
“Mere Dost,” which means “My Friend” is a capsule presentation reliving the experiences of Indentureship, as revealed through the recollections of three survivors. It is based on historical facts and information handed down by ancestors and seeks to highlight the bonding among our early inhabitants, primarily the Africans, Indians and Muslims that contributed towards our unique society of multi-cultural tolerance.
The play is written and directed by Mr. Walid Baksh, Director of the Artistic Cultural Theatre. David Sammy and Hubert Ramlal, who have both won National Acting Awards in the past, are the lead actors in the presentation.
This is the third presentation of “Mere Dost.” The first performance was held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts to commemorate Indian Arrival Day by the National Muslim Women’s Organization of Trinidad and Tobago and the second was held on June 19, 2011 in Rio Claro.
Caption: The Honourable Nizam Baksh (right), chats with Walid Baksh, Director of the Artistic Cultural Theatre (left), while the Minister’s wife Latiffa Baksh (centre) looks on, following a presentation of “Mere Dost” at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, NAPA as part of the Indian Arrival Day celebrations by the National Muslim Women’s Organization of Trinidad and Tobago.
CREDITS: Information sourced from the Artistic Cultural Theatre
Photo courtesy the Ministry’s Communications Unit