– a rollicking evening of theatre
This month the Cayman National Cultural Foundation is set to stage De Honeymoon Over, a situation comedy by three-time CNCF Annual Playwrighting Competition winner Donna Tull-Cox. The play won the competition in 1993 and was given 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 theatre goers in the Cayman Islands and exciting 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 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 stage and I have every reason to believe it will be so again.”
The playwright, who has now returned to live in her native Barbados, was delighted that her play is to get another airing in Cayman.
She 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.”
Cayman’s theatre going audiences may remember Mrs. Tull-Cox’s other award-winning plays – Fat Chance (1996), and Breaking In (2001).
De Honeymoon Over will run over the two consecutive weekends 9, 10 11, 12 and 16,17, 18 and 19 September.
Tickets are $20 and for details and times, call the Cayman National Cultural Foundation on 949-5477.