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Feb 5, 2014

“Every Rose has Thorns,” the annual fundraiser for Rotary

Sandra McKay

To help raise the much needed funds to keep the Gift of Life Program alive, the Belize Rotary Club is putting off its annual production…a play entitled Every Rose has Thorns. The comedy, written by Saint Vincent national, Dillon Bergin, opens this Thursday at six p.m. inside the Bliss Centre for the Performance Arts and will encore on Friday and Saturday nights. According to Secretary, Sandra McKay, the production is a comedy is filled with excitement.


Sandra McKay, Secretary, Rotary Club of Belize

“The show promises to be a lot of fun. As usual rotary brings clean family fun so from the eldest to the youngest in the family can come out and enjoy a wonderful evening of laughter and yet have some good life lessons. It is about Caribbean migration, specifically, we will be talking about Belize. Belizeans who go aboard to the U.S. to live thinking that life is going to be better; that it is going to be a land of milk and honey, a bed of roses. But they soon find out, some of them, that every rose has thorns. The playwright is Dillon Bergin of New York; he used to station in Belize with the Methodist church, he now has his ministry in New York. He does a lot of the performing arts in his ministry. The director is Clifford Garbutt from Central Assembly Church in Belize. The cast members include Jim Scott from the Radisson, myself and Evelyn Sanchez from Scotia bank and Lloyda Johnson, who is a teacher at Trinity Methodist School. Amidst the serious lessons, we know it is important that people laugh. Life is stressful especially in Belize, but we focus on the positive and we can laugh and relax even though we know yes we have to deal with the situations out there. And the positive things about all the Rotary plays is that there is always a positive message of Hope and this one is no different. So you know you are going to walk away feeling encouraged, some persons feeling like okay I got the answer as to how I will face my own challenge that I am going through.”


Tickets are on sale at Malas on New Road and at the Bliss Box Office. General admission is fifteen dollars, reserve thirty and premium seats are fifty dollars.

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