For Labor Day weekend, Sunshine Theatre presents the return to South Florida of top Jamaica female comedienne Andrea ‘Delcita Coldwater’ Wright in the hit play Court House Drama.
Shows are on Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m. at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; and Sunday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs.
Court House Drama also stars Andrea Wright, Ackeem Poyser, Donald Thompson, Patrick Smith, Margaret Wilson and Sherene Davis; and is written by Paul Beale and directed by Andrea Wright.
Based on true events, Court House Drama deftly spotlights the plight of hundreds of Jamaican children with learning difficulties and disabilities who are being left behind by an inadequate education system — and one youth’s frustration that the government has decided to use her as an experiment in a pilot “slow learners” program.
Things become more interesting in the uproarious original comedy as for the first time we are introduced to Delcita’s father Mass Zacky (Patrick Smith). Will Delcita finally graduate from high school? Is taking the government to court over her educational plight too ambitious? Will she rewrite child support laws? Highly entertaining Court House Drama rules on many issues.
There will be a special performance before each show by Nadine Sutherland, who started singing at an early age and was signed by Bob Marley to his Tuff Gong label, and whose hit songs include Action’ (with Terror Fabulous), Baby Face, Wicked & Wild and many others.
One of the best plays to come to South Florida in years features life lessons in an uplifting storyline and nonstop laughter from beginning to end.
Tickets are $45 for reserved seats, $40 for general seats, available from selected West Indian outlets in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as the Coral Springs and the Miramar Cultural Center Box offices and online at sunshinetheatrecompany.com
For additional information, group discounts etc. call the Sunshine hotline at 786-237-5493 or 786-443-8867.