Title: Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival features Derek Walcott’s Omeros
Start Date: April 29, 2016
End Date: May 8, 2016
Location: Saint Lucia
Description: This year’s Arts component of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival features London’s Globe Theatre performs OMEROS by Nobel Literature Laureate (1992) and Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Derek Walcott. The New York Times Book review applauds OMEROS and notes ‘No poet rivals Mr. Walcott in humour, emotional depth, lavish inventiveness in language or in the ability to express the thoughts of his characters.’ OMEROS spans both time and continents, following the journey of a present-day Odysseus and a beautiful house servant Helen, who incites her own Trojan War. The narrative is rooted on Saint Lucia and performed by Saint Lucian/British acclaimed actor Joseph Marcel alongside Joan Iyiola.