“Barry is back with Better, Better Village” at Queen’s Hall
Date Published: August 31st, 2017
ERIC BARRY, playwright, actor, director and producer, returned to writing and directing for the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition after an almost three-decade hiatus. He re-entered the arena this year with his play, Better, Better Village with Barataria-based folk company, Bon Bassa Productions, placing second in the Folk Theatre category.
With his company, Tête-À-Tête Théâtre, he is collaborating with Bon Bassa to present this, his newest work.
As a writer/director, Barry last worked with a Best Village group in the early 90s.
What inspired his return was a chance incident two years ago. When a judge suddenly pulled out on the morning of the first day of competition of the Folk Theatre finals in 2015, Barry was called in to replace him. Viewing a week of productions caused the bug to bite him once more.