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Heading for the Mountains on World Theatre Day – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Heading for the Mountains on World Theatre Day

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

Since this is the Lenten Season on the Christian calendar, I feel compelled to emulate the great Apostle, St. Paul, and tell of the things which I do not like to boast about. For example, St. Paul said that he would not boast about being Shipwrecked or being thrown into prison innocently.

So I will not boast about writing over thirty plays, of having won the FIRST and THIRD prizes at the Official playwriting competition at Guyana’s Independence in 1966, and of writing Guyana’s first ever Radio Soap Opera, “The Tides of Susanburg”. Neither would I care to boast about winning the Best Actor Award at the British Guiana National Drama Festival of 1965, with the great Derek Walcott being the Adjudicator.        Continue reading

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