‘The Road Make to Walk’ Chronicles Kitch’s Life with Calypso and Drama

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The Road Make to Walk debuts at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) on Sunday May 29th 2022 at 5:00pm and continuing on Saturday June 11 at 8.00pm and Sunday June 12 at 5pm

The Fyzabad Connection Theatre Company (FCTC) is joining the nationwide celebration in what would have been the 100th birthday of Calypso genius, Lord Kitchener, with a series of theatrical performances. The play – The Road Make to Walk – a calypso-musical that chronicles Aldwyn Roberts’ life and rise to Grandmaster status, uses Kitchener’s calypsos to tell the tale of this journey. The Road Make to Walk debuts at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) on Sunday May 29th 2022 at 5:00pm and continuing on Saturday June 11 at 8.00pm and Sunday June 12 at 5pm. Tickets cost only $150TT.

The FCTC is a multiple award-winning Theatre Company that has been involved in the Arts & Culture of the region for more than thirty-five (35) years. According to Public Relations Officer for the group Kevin Fortune, “The play is education, art, and entertainment all rolled into one. All ages will be able to thoroughly enjoy the production, learn new things about this icon, and sing along to the many hits that the Grandmaster has left us in his legacy to the world.” The FCTC is also very excited that there will be cameos from artistes such as Crazy, Brother Valentino and Kernal ‘Kitch’ Roberts, among others.

The Road’ is Zeno Obi Constance’s second Calypso Musical after the successful ‘Roaring 70’s’ which was produced by Rawle Gibbons and Camboulay Productions and ‘Eric the Musical’, which had over a dozen runs in 2011. He may however be best known for his one act plays like ‘The Ritual’, ‘Duelling Voices’ and ‘My Father’s Child’ which have become staple diet at the schools’ festivals and CXC exams throughout the Caribbean.

Among the star-studded cast is Kurtis Gross whose experience in calypso musicals is phenomenal. From his role as Winston in Sing de Chorus in 1991, he has graced the stage in plays, films and the calypso musicals like Ah Wanna Fall, Ten to One and De Roaring 70’s. Now as the legendary Grandmaster, Lord Kitchener, he does the role he was born to play. Other members of the cast include Cacique award recipient Gervon BJ Abraham, multiple award and multiple talented Joseph Lopez who has won acting awards at Best Village and the Schools festival; stage and film experienced Andrew Friday, the gifted Harmony Farrell, calypsonians Eunice Peters and Miguella Simon and long standing Connection members Marcia Larode, Leekeesha Duncan, Christopher McCollins and Stephanie Smith, all with coveted honours won at the youth and senior festivals.

‘Road’ is directed by Geneva Drepaulsingh, Geography and Theatre Arts teacher who began her theatre career at the Secondary School Drama festival. She has been taken the role of director since the turn of the century. She had acting roles in Temple in the Sea and The Hamlet Eshu Experience and directing experience with the Fyzabad Connection over the last 10 years. During the lockdown she directed several online plays including Victor Edwards’ Maniacs, Grenadian Abena Vincent’s Vini U Ka and well known scripts by Zeno Obi Constance including My Father’s Child, The Cinderella Syndrome and Uriah Butler: Fyzabad Patriot.

The play will run from May until mid-September this year at various locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Tickets for the event are on sale at Seon’s, Atherly’s and Tuco Office, all in San Fernando, Gayelle the Caribbean [St, Joseph], Blue Edition [Tunapuna] and Book Berries in Point Fortin. For more information, please call 680-0346 or look for updates on the Fyzabad Connection Theatre Company’s social media pages.
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