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Final week for 'Fifty 2 Rahtid'

Published:Monday | November 12, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Deon Silvera and Dahlia Harris in another hilarious scene from the popular comedy revue 'Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid', which closes this weekend at the Pantry Playhouse. - Contributed

Aston Cooke's outrageously hilarious comedy revue, Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid, is in its final week of performances at the Pantry Playhouse in New Kingston.

The show, which stars popular comedic faces such as Deon Silvera and Dahlia Harris, closes this Sunday. Supporting Dahlia and Deon onstage are the equally talented Ainsley Whyte, Marlon Campbell, Akeem Mignott and Camille Wilson.

Theatre critics have written highly of this popular comedy revue directed by Dahlia Harris. The Susumba Magazine calls Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid "a rahtid funny revue" while Tallawah Magazine writes glowingly of the show: "Pomp and Pride, Fifty 2 Rahtid overflows with wit and bellyful hilarity."

Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid is a socio-political musical revue; a potpourri of colourful Jamaican characters, presented in a creative collection of sketches and songs covering a wide range of topical social, cultural and political issues of the time. The Jamaica 2 Rahtid series has won nine Actor Boy Awards in its two pre-vious showings, including those for Best Revue and Best Musical Score on both occasions.

Grub Cooper of the Fab 5 band is responsible for the amazing musical component of Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid, while expert choreographer Kevin Moore of the NDTC did the movement for the musical numbers. The production is directed by theatre's darling Dahlia Harris.

Jamaica Fifty 2 Rahtid wraps up this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with a performance on Sunday at 6 p.m.