The wait is over. Theatre enthusiasts have been asking for Delcita Coldwater and she will be in the Greater Toronto Area during Thanksgiving weekend.
Andrea ‘Delcita’ Wright is the star and director of a talented cast in the theatrical production, Court House Drama. Presented by Fam Records in association with Big Stage Entertainment Ltd., Court House Drama is the longest running play in Jamaica and will celebrate one year of performances this weekend.
Delcita has been established by the play’s writer, Paul O. Beale, to empower women, to the delight of theatregoers. Men, women and children are equally pleased.
“The play skilfully executes content, context and continuity… it’s not bawdy or over the top,” said Wright.
A major objective of Court House Drama is to resolve issues that affect most women in Jamaica and expose Jamaicans to how learning disabilities and difficulties affect their children in schools.
Delcita is dyslexic and 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?
The play’s talented supporting cast features Patrick Smith, Donald Thompson, Margaret Wilson, Sherene Davis and Ackeem Poyser.
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. However, patrons are usually pleasantly surprised by Court House Drama’s life learning lessons in spite of it being so humorous.
Beale 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 Delcita returned to South Florida in Court House Drama due to popular demand 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”.
Court House Drama will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at the Jamaican Canadian Association Centre, 995 Arrow Road, Toronto; Sunday, October 13; at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Chinguacousy Secondary School, 1370 Williams Parkway, Brampton; and Monday, October 14 at 8 p.m. at Metropolitan Centre, 3840 Finch Ave. East, Scarborough.
Ticket prices are $35 for advance, $45 for door and $30 online at ticketgateway.com.
For more information, see ad on page 12, visit www.delcitacoldwater.com or call 289-939-PLAY (7529).