LOVE IS, A Daring Jamaican Comedy!

1 May

Caribbean American Repertory Theatre (CART), in collaboration with Theatre of the Living Word (TLW), is pleased to present Anthony Wisdom’s uproarious domestic play, LOVE IS.

Boldly confronting issues of race, class and politics in Jamaica, LOVE IS revolves around a rural family who, over the course of a weekend-visit from old friends (and unexpected enemies); finds their simple life thrown into turbulence and hilarious upheavals. As his wife (Shirley Parkinson Wright) struggles with day-to-day matters, Albert (played by CART Executive Director Rudolph Shaw) turns to modern means in a quest to recapture his youthful vigor. As chaos swirls about them, their son Jonathan longs to be a poet instead of a farmer. He hurries to finish his entry to a prestigious poetry contest, in hopes of winning the grand prize, leading to fame–and an escape from mundanity.

Masterfully directed by AUDELCO Award-winner Fulton C. Hodges, LOVE IS cast members include, Mysteena Akilah Saunders, Wynrick Ford, and Nicholas Miles Newton. Technical direction, as well as the quirky, colorful Production Design are by TLW Executive Director Marlon Campbell.

The project is a part of CART’s “Black History Month and Beyond …” initiative. Performances are May 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2013;  at the L. Charles Gray Theatre of the Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans (190-04, 119 Avenue, St. Albans, New York). All performances are at 7:30PM. General admission is $20 (seniors & students $10).

Due to adult themes and dialogue, this play is not recommended for children under 12.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Office of the Borough President of Queens. Additional support comes from Nathan’s Cove Anguilla Resort, and Sybil’s Bakery.

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