Critically-acclaimed Jamaican play The Plumber this weekend

The Plumber, critically acclaimed as the best play to hail from Jamaica this year, is coming to the Greater Toronto Area.

The play, written by Paul O. Beale, is a comedy about the consequences of love and lust. Directed by Beale and Stede Flash, The Plumber features a stellar cast, starring Jamaica’s “Queen of Comedy,” Andrea “Delcita” Wright.

The plot chronicles a troubled marriage. After 20 years in the police force, crime fighting is beginning to take its toll on Detective Jones (portrayed by Garfield Reid) and by extension, the relationship with his wife, Janet (Belinda Reid). She is frustrated with his lack of attention inside and outside of the bedroom and, as a result, seeks solace in an old flame, Andre (Michael Nicholson).

However, this is not an ordinary love triangle, as Andre is now married to Janet’s only child, Cindy (Trudy Bell). Matters become even more complicated when John invites his son, Stamma (Everaldo Creary/Stede Flash), up from the country to live with him and he brings along his sweetheart, Delcita (Andrea Wright).

As the story twists and turns, Delcita constantly finds herself in the middle, creating more pressure on the Jones as they struggle to keep their marriage afloat.

Produced as a key component of the “I Love the Caribbean Movement,” The Plumber is the latest in a series of comedic hits by Stages Productions and Lolita Entertainment.

“We are extremely excited to add The Plumber and Lolita Entertainment to the family,” said Matrix Thompson, co-founder of I Love the Caribbean Movement. “Their addition reaffirms our growing commitment to educating and entertaining a new generation of Caribbean consumers as well as individuals that love the Caribbean lifestyle. We are bringing the very best in Caribbean theatre, including Devon Haughton’s Mi Get Mi Landed, which recently completed its successful run.”

The Plumber will be performed in Toronto on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. at Westview Centennial Secondary School, 750 Oakdale Road (Two blocks east of Arrow Road, off Finch); in Brampton on Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at Rozz Entertainment Complex, 200 Advance Road, Dixie/Steeles; and in Scarborough on Sunday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School, 2300 Pharmacy Avenue (North of Sheppard Avenue).

Tickets can be purchased at ticket outlets by calling 289-752-1108, and online at www.lolitaevents.com. Tickets are $35 at ticket outlets and $45 at the door. Early bird tickets are $30.

For more information, call 289-752-1108 or visit www.lolitaevents.com.

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