Jean and Dinah...The Play

Press Opening

06/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 06/10/2017 - 5:00pm

"Jean and Dinah...The Play," orchestrates itself out of the Mighty Sparrow's 1956 internationally renowned calypso When the Yankees Gone as a response to American occupation in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This calypso, Sparrow's first hit, was a Caribbean male response to what was thought to be large-scale prostitution. It was the opinion of many that the American bases once supported this activity. Mighty Sparrow's work is a commentary on the desperation of these prostitutes following the closure of many American military bases in Trinidad. "Jean and Dinah...The Play," is a sometimes comic exploration of long standing relationships. "One of the finest pieces of West Indian theatre I have seen in years." Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate. 1997

Undercroft Theatre Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001

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