She’s finally here. Theatre enthusiasts have been asking for Delcita Coldwater and the Greater Toronto Area will be in stitches over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Andrea ‘Delcita’ Wright leads her talented cast in Paul O. Beale’s “Court House Drama”. The longest running play in Jamaica, from October 2012, will celebrate its one year anniversary performing here in Canada.
Court House Drama will be in session in Toronto, Scarborough and Brampton from October 11 to 14, 2013.
The performance dates are Friday, October 11, at the Jamaican Canadian Association’s centre at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Chinguacousy Secondary School, 1370 Williams Parkway East, Brampton. On Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving Day), it will be performed at 7:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Centre, 3840 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough.
Delcita has been established by the play’s writer, Paul O. Beale, to empower women and this idea is creating wonders on stage. Men, women and children are equally pleased.
“The play skilfully executes content, context and continuity… it’s not bawdy or over the top,” lead actress and director Wright says. The major goal of Court House Drama is to resolve issues that affect most women in Jamaica and to expose Jamaicans to how learning disabilities and difficulties affect their children in schools.
Delcita is dyslexic and is in a serious spot as she is the oldest child in school courtesy of a government slow learners experiment. Delcita also finds herself advising her teacher on relationship issues which land them both in court. Is taking the government to court too ambitious? Will Delcita also re-write child support laws?
Many who have seen this play say it is so captivating that they refuse to get up for any reason during the performance as they don’t want to miss any part of it.
On a typical show night patrons can be seen jumping, waving and punching the air as Delcita delivers her witty lines. Court House Drama’s preliminary hearings keep patrons on edge with the ‘Judge’ having a hard time to keep the audience quiet.
“The male folk in many instances outdo the ladies in their off stage commentaries. The ladies are very involved and are more so pleased with some of the Judge’s final decisions.”
Patrons are usually pleasantly surprised by Court House Drama’s life learning lessons in spite of it being so humorous.
Paul O. Beale, with over 30 years’ experience, has written successful plays such as Granny Rule, The Unda Mi Nose series, The Maama Man Series, Like Father Like Son, Di Driva, Bashment Granny 2, Money Worries, Ova Mi Dead Body, The Plumber, The Politicians and others.
Thousands of patrons in Jamaica, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, New York, South Florida, Maryland, Connecticut and Tampa have been pleased with Delcita’s new direction.
It’s no surprise that because of overwhelming, popular demand, Delcita returned to South Florida in Court House Drama for the Labour Day celebration in August. The play’s interesting and uplifting story line had many of the sold out audiences there recommending Court House Drama as the best play to “come here in years”.
Book your seat soon. Discounted tickets can be purchased online.
Prices for tickets which are available at major outlets are: Advance $35: Door $45: Online $30 @TicketGateway.com.
Visit: www.delcitacoldwater.com for more information or call 289-939-PLAY (7529).
The play’s vibrant supporting cast also features Patrick Smith, Donald Thompson, Margaret Wilson, Sherene Davis and Ackeem Poyser.
Paul O. Beale’s “Court House Drama” is presented by Fam Records Inc. in association with Big Stage Entertainment Ltd.