Christopher McFarlane Stars In School of Drama’s Staging Of Derek Walcott’s ‘Dream On Monkey Mountain’

Monkey Mountain NEWflyerTWO WEEKENDS ONLY: November 7-9 & 14-16 (Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m.)

ADMISSIONS: Adult – $1000 / Students – $400 (with I.D.)

After a successful staging of Venus a sold out final weekend, School of Drama stages Dream On Monkey Mountain in an intimate open air setting at the Amphitheatre, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The play opens  Friday (November 7) and will run for TWO WEEKENDS ONLY; November 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Derek Walcott has described Dream on Monkey Mountain as a surrealistic fable, which does not adhere to the tenets of a realistic narrative. The main character Makak’s believes in an unseen force (a white goddess) and the power of his imagination. Directed by Trevor Nairne, who refers to the play as a Rastafarian meditation, the play stars School of Drama alumnus, Christopher McFarlane, as the main character – Makak and the remaining cast complete with students from the School of Drama.

For bookings, call School of Drama at 968-0028 or marketing at 920-4633. All press enquiries to or call 468-5409/508-5407.

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

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