Comedy ready to take stage

The Cayman National Cultural
Foundation is set to stage De Honeymoon Over, a situation comedy by three-time
CNCF Annual Playwright competition winner Donna Tull-Cox, in September. The
play won the competition in 1993 and had its world premier in July of the same
year.

The two-act drama has a cast of
five: Michael McLaughlin (Buddy) and Fritz McPherson (Dexter), who recently
played to critical acclaim in Frank McField’s One White One Black; Marcia
Muttoo, who will be reprising her role of Wiggie from the original production;
Rita Estevanovich (Coreen), who needs no introduction to local theatre-goers;
and newcomer Lorna Bush (Ma).

De Honeymoon Over is an outrageously
funny play about a young couple who are beginning to experience the growing
pains of marriage. Unsolicited advice from their more experienced friends, and
the constant ‘funeral stories’ of Coreen’s mother create a whirlwind of comedic
energy that blows through their once happy home and sets up a series of
conflicts that must be resolved if the marriage is to survive.

CNCF’s Creative Director Henry
Muttoo says, “I am excited to stage this play. Donna is a gifted playwright
with an uncanny understanding of the comedy genre and, with the quality of
performers in this production, audiences can look forward to a rollicking
evening of theatre. The play sold out most performances when it was first
staged and I have every reason to believe it will be so again.”

The playwright, who has now
returned to her native Barbados, said, “I am delighted to hear that my play is
being staged again, and with such a talented cast. I am currently working on
several projects but, time permitting, I hope to be in Cayman for the opening
performance.”

De Honeymoon Over, staged at the Harquail Theatre, will run 9-12 September
and 16-19 September.

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