A Classic Theatre’s opening production for the 2015-16 Season is “Threads of Silver and Gold: Women of the Panama Canal”. Created in honor of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the play looks at the role of women who arrived from the West Indies, England and the United States during the construction period in Panama.
Dr. Paul Ortiz, Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida describes “Threads of Silver and Gold” as “an intimate and compelling portrayal of life in the Panama Canal Zone. Told through the voices of women from the West Indies, England and the United States, this play is a poignant and powerful rendition of life as it was experienced by people from different backgrounds in the Panama Canal.”
Following the 3pm matinee on October 25th, there will be a book signing by St. Augustine author Robert W. Dickey, who will sign copies of his book, “GOLIATH of Panama: The Life of Soldier and Canal Builder William Luther Sibert”. “GOLIATH of Panama” chronicles the life story of one of the greatest engineers of the Panama Canal who parlayed his imagination and expertise to conquer the most technically demanding part of the Panama Canal construction, Gatun Locks and dam. Sibert arrived in 1907 as part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Army Corps of Engineers, with orders to pierce the forbidding Isthmus of Panama. With the success of this mission, Sibert was promoted to brigadier general.
Thursday, October 22 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 23 – 7:30pm
Saturday, October 24 – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 25 – 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 28 – 7:30pm
Thursday, October 29 – 7:30pm
Friday, October 30 – 7:30pm
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on A Classic Theatre’s website. For additional information, please call 904-501-5092.