Community Theatre Goes Virtual - The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society announces the world premiere of The Widow of Warwick
March 2, 2021 (Hamilton, Bermuda) In an effort to keep community theatre going in the age of COVID where social distancing has had a detrimental effect on the performing arts, the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) is excited to present its first virtual performance, The Widow of Warwick.
The Widow of Warwick is a Bermuda-based virtual play, written by accomplished playwright, Steven Carl McCasland. "This will be the world premiere for the show and for the first time ever, theatre enthusiasts from outside Bermuda will be able to watch alongside those viewing locally" says McCasland.
The cast includes BMDS veterans Carol Birch, Jenn Campbell, Nicola Flood, and Liz Knight. It has everything you would want in a virtual performance; frustration about technical difficulties, COVID, lockdowns, countless funny moments and even a ghost. BMDS has also teamed up with local establishments La Trattoria and Two Rock Wines for discounts on food and drink to enjoy with the show. "Theatre goers" looking to take advantage of these special offers simply need to show a copy of their ticket to receive discounts. For more information visit ptix.bm, bmds.bm or visit the BMDS Facebook page.
The show will run in the evenings for two consecutive weekends with matinees on both Saturdays. Performance dates are Thursday, March 11th, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13 th at 8 PM, as well as Thursday March 18th, Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th at 8 PM. Matinees will be held on Saturday, March 13th and Saturday February March 20th at 4 PM. Tickets are $15 per performance and can be purchased online at ptix.bm. Once your purchase is confirmed, viewers will receive an immediate confirmation and a code about 15 minutes before the performance begins to log in to watch.
About the Playwright: Steven Carl McCasland is the playwright of the internationally acclaimed play Little Wars, which was performed at BMDS in 2016. Steven currently lives in New York City with a dog who hogs the bed and a cat that wishes she were a dog. His additional plays include 28 Marchant Avenue: Six Summers at Hyannis Port, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day, What Was Lost, Der Kanarienvogel, Neat and Tidy, and more. Little Wars was streamed during the first two weeks of February, with a star-studded British cast including Juliet Stevenson, Sophie Thompson, Linda Bassett and more.