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'Her Last Cry' pulls large turnout

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Denise Dear (left), founder of the Wise Women's Club of Montego Bay, poses with actors Nadean Rawlins and Tony Rodney, following the showing of 'Her Last Cry' at the Fairfield Theatre in Montego Bay on Sunday, October 5.
From left: Actors Suzanne Beadle, Nadean Rawlins, and Tony Rodney take a bow at the conclusion of the play 'Her Last Cry', which was featured at the Fairfield Theatre in Montego Bay on Sunday, October 5. Photo by Christopher Thomas
Amoy Virgo (left), Proven Wealth portfolio representative, and Allison Callam, branch manager of Proven Wealth Limited, came out to enjoy the showing of 'Her Last Cry'.
Ingrid Foote, Odette Greenfield, Susette Braham, Elieene Braham and Kamisha Grant. Photos by Christopher Thomas
Gavin Pearson and Savannah Frater, during the play's break.

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.

Captivating performances

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.