‘Serious Business’ brings Shebada to T.O.

Serious Business is a hilarious Jamaican comedy written by Paul Obeale and starring Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey, Volier Johnson and Deon Silvera.

Serious Business opened in Jamaica and has played to large audiences. Following the Toronto shows, May 28 – 30, the play will tour New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Baltimore and other cities in the United States.

Serious Business is a highly rated play from Stages Production that follows in the footsteps of their success with Bashment Granny.

Serious Business takes an extremely hilarious yet realistic look at how religion can be wielded for selfish and sometimes deadly ambition. It depicts a church leader (Shepherd) who manipulates some members of the community for financial gain. This pastor uses experiences from his shady past to guide his deceitful activities. However, the membership of the church is declining and his misguided schemes are now in jeopardy.

The church’s co-founder (Elder) tries to help the situation by promoting another member (brother Shebbie). Brother Shebbie (played by Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey) is a loud-mouthed and feisty impostor. His presence threatens Shepherd whose church is also a haven for dark secrets, mistrust, adultery, bad temper and manipulation.

Can they work together to make the situation better, or will greed cause their undoing?  Come and see epic performances from Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey, Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson and Deon Silvera as they lead a talented and dynamic cast in this entertaining play.

Serious Business is filled with creative dramatizations of life in Jamaica and provides uncontrollable laughter, enjoyment and knowledge.

The play will be staged in Toronto on Friday, May 28, 8 p.m. at the Jamaican Canadian Association’s centre; in Scarborough on Saturday, May 29, 8 p.m., at Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate and on Sunday, May 30, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Speranza Banquet Hall.

Tickets are general admission: $30 Online, $35 Advance, and $40 at the Door.

Call (289) 752-1108 for information and group rates or visit the website at www.lolitaentertainment.com for more details.

The event is presented by Lolita Entertainment Inc. and sponsored by Search International Job Centre Limited.

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