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He Said, She Said probes relationships

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Winston 'Bello' Bell.
Karen Harriott

What do men want versus what women really want? Are all things fair and equal in the world of romance and relationships? Can physical pleasure ever be enough for some people? Are we surrounded by or obsessed with too much sex?

These are some of the humorous interrogations in He Said, She Said, the new theatrical revue set to hit the stage in March. It is slated to open on Friday, March 4, for a limited run at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. From the production house of Ellis International, makers of the Ity & Fancy Cat Show, the new comedy comprises a dynamic team of new talent working along with some of Jamaica's finest theatre veterans.

It will feature the acting talent of experienced thespians Karen Harriot, Keniesha Bowes, Kathy Grant, Lakiesha Ellison, Chrystal Cole, and Tesfa Edwards. The show also introduces some exciting new actors to the Jamaican stage in Matthew Boyd, Jakeme Clarke, and Gemmar McFarlane.

The production is created and directed by Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, with contributions from a variety of writers, including Tony Hendriks, Joan Andrea Hutchinson, Shanan Mullings, and Chrystal Cole.

A comedy revue that focuses on man-woman relationships, He Said, She Said presents a collection of hilarious skits, songs, and parodies depicting a range of scenarios and situations that explore some common perceptions, touchy taboos, and humorous contradictions around gender, love, sex, and sexuality.

Rounding off the blend of cross-generational talent behind the exciting new production is the experienced and prolific multiple Actor Boy Award winner Michael Lorde as set designer, with dynamic dancer Amanyea Stines in charge of choreography.

Musical composition and arrangement are the result of efforts initiated by versatile actor, musician and minister of religion Winston 'Bello' Bell, and completed by veteran pannist, bass player and band leader Aston 'Robot' Ellis.

He Said, She Said is rated 'M' for mature.