'Her Last Cry' pulls large turnout
Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer
The Fairfield Theatre in Montego Bay was filled almost to capacity on Sunday evening as patrons came out for the showing of playwright Dahlia Harris' dramatic feature, Her Last Cry, which was supported by the Wise Women's Club of Montego Bay.
The play's storyline features a woman suffering domestic abuse at her husband's hands. It was held as part of the Wise Women's Club's 10th anniversary of fund-raising efforts in support of its scholarship fund for tertiary-education students in western Jamaica.
The play, which began at 7 p.m., was preceded by a cocktail session on the grounds of the Fairfield Theatre at 6 p.m., during which patrons mingled in anticipation of the feature presentation's topical plot, surrounding the issue of domestic abuse and difficulty faced by victims in escaping such circumstances.
Founder of the Wise Women's Club, Denise Dear, expressed great pleasure at the turnout of patrons in support of the play, which featured captivating performances from actors Nadean Rawlins, Suzanne Beadle and Tony Rodney.
"We are very happy at the turnout at our fund-raiser, Her Last Cry, which is an excellent play," said a beaming Dear. "The actor and the actresses were fantastic, and we would like to thank everybody who supported us for our fund-raiser."
Dear also requested that patrons should encourage others to come and see the play, which will continue its run at the Fairfield Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 7 p.m., until October 26.
"We hope they (patrons) had an enjoyable evening and that they enjoyed the play and, if so, please pass the word around about the play at Fairfield Theatre," Dear said.