The Cayman Drama Society (CDS) is extremely excited to be able to bring the Cambridge American Shakespeare Tour (CAST) to the stage of the Prospect Playhouse for the first time.

CAST, established under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench in 2000, is one of the major international theater tours of Cambridge University. It aims to bring the work of Shakespeare to as wide an audience as possible in the eastern United States, and now to the Cayman Islands.

CDS launched their celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th with a three week run of the hilarious Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) and the arrival of CAST at the very beginning of September will continue the celebration.

Touring show

Cambridge University’s largest international tour show has been performing to packed houses and critical acclaim for seventeen years. Each September, Cambridge’s most talented actors, directors, designers and technicians travel across the Atlantic to bring a Shakespeare play to colleges, high schools and professional theaters. This year’s production of As You Like It will be directed by Marthe de Ferrer.  Marthe was part of the super successful inaugural visit of Cambridge Footlights to Cayman last year and as soon as she was appointed CAST director was immediately in touch with Beverly and Andrew Edgington, members of the CDS Executive, to see if Cayman would like CAST to visit.

The group will not only be performing on stage for four nights at the Prospect Playhouse, but will also partake in a series of workshops and events at schools around the island that CDS is coordinating.

“By being able to bring CAST to the island and share the passion and professionalism of these young actors, we can continue with our mission to ‘Enrich, Entertain and Educate’,” says Beverly Edgington.

With a modern, gender-bending, bohemian aesthetic, live music, and a lot of ribbons, CAST 2016 will bring to Cayman one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies to the stage. Join them under the Greenwood Tree!

Showtimes: September 2, 3 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.; September 4 at 5 p.m.
For tickets, book online at www.cds.ky or call the CDS on 938-1998
Adults: $25; Students: $20