Veteran actor Ron Bobb-Semple will in August be holding a one-man show in commemoration of the 130th birth anniversary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Jamaican African hero who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA&ACL).
Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Spirit of Marcus Garvey will staved on August 18 at 8 pm at the Theatre Guild followed by another staging on August 19 at the Berbice High School from 3 pm.
A release from Ron said that the evening’s 90-minute edutainment programne is
expected to highlight Marcus Garvey’s sojourn in the United States from 1916-1925, with an interlude of drama, poetry and comedy featuring poetic works of Caribbean notables such as Martin Carter and Kamau Braithwaite
Ron said his professional theatrical career began at the Theatre Guild in Guyana some 50 years ago. He stated that he has been keeping the name, spirit, ideologies and philosophies of Garvey alive for the past 35 years with his one-man cultural and educational presentation.
Ron was the recipient of the Marcus Garvey Award for the Arts 2016 in Jamaica.
Garvey, the well-known Caribbean African legend, was born on August 17, 1887 in St Ann’s Bay, Jamaica and died on June 10, 1940 in London, England. Apart from the UNIA&ACL Garvey also founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line that promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
He visited British Guiana in 1937.
For further information on the one-man show call 813-956-6770 (USA) or 592-692-6258 (Guyana). Tickets will be available at Nigel’s Supermarket and Carmen’s Grocery in Bourda Market, in Georgetown.
The production is sponsored in part by Surinam Airways.