50 years ago: Triple C play ramps up

George-Town-50-years-finalIn the May 18, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, news from George Town included:

“Students of Triple C High School are putting the final touches on the play, ‘Onions in the Stew,’ to be presented in the George Town Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21st, at 8 p.m. The drama, adapted from Betty McDonald’s book of the same name is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatics Publishing Company of Chicago.

“Absolutely hilarious – the play is a delightful and diffident comedy filled with humour and uproarious incidents. ‘Onions in the Stew,’ however, is much more than just an evening of laughter. There is a valuable lesson in getting something truly worthwhile from life. Students playing the lead roles are Monica Evans, Bill Watler, Sharon Ebanks, and Margaret Gomez. Other members of the cast include Ricky Parsons, Andrew Eden, Donald Watler, Delia Ebanks, Celene Smith, Pamela Jackson, Beatilee Barnett, Sharon Parsons, Margaret Ann Parsons, Ella Borden, Al Whittaker, Geoff Rutty, Delrose Jackson, Ladner Watler, Blanche Parsons, Mike Adam, Kearney Gomez, Charles Ebanks, Jo Ellen Thompson and Derek Farrington.

“Mrs. Gay Jackson and Miss Mary Lou Hayes are directing the play with assistance from other facility members. Reserved and general admission tickets are on sale at Merren’s Dry Goods, Comart and Kirk Plaza.”

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