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'Glass Slippaz' heads to rural Ja

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2013 | 12:00 AM

After thrilling audiences in Kingston and St Andrew for the past two months, Patrick Brown's Glass Slippaz begins its extensive rural tour this weekend in western Jamaica.

Hailed by many as one of the best theatrical productions to be seen in Jamaica for a while, the production takes to the stage at Hotel Commingle in Savanna-la-Mar on Saturday at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the action shifts to Montego Bay, with a 7 p.m. performance at the Montego Bay Community College.

Lead actor Glen 'Titus' Campbell is excited about hitting the road with Glass Slippaz.

"This one will have the patrons rolling in the aisle for most of the play. But it is our hope that the message that the play carries will also have an impact, especially for children who are grappling with issues such as the lack of self-belief and self-confidence.

"As with most of our productions, Glass Slippaz is for the entire family. We, therefore, encourage parents to come as a family, as there is fun galore for everyone - young and old, and in-between," said Campbell.

Thumbs up

Leading critics have given the production the thumbs up. The Gleaner's Marcia Rowe describes Glass Slippaz as "a bellyful of laughter ... funny".

Tallawah Magazine's Tyrone Reid said, "Glass Slippaz is a must-see. Rated A. The acting, along with the technical elements, were amazing."

Susumba Magazine's Tanya Batson-Savage said, "Glass Slippaz is easily a Jamaican classic. The characters are fun, the music is good, and the writing is witty and engaging. Almost hurt myself from laughing too hard."

The play is also scheduled to play in May Pen, Ocho Rios and Mandeville in the month of March. It will take to the stage at Hotel Versalles in May Pen on Saturday, March 9; Island Village in Ocho Rios on Sunday, March 10; and Belair School in Mandeville on Sunday, March 24.

But even while the play winds its way throughout rural Jamaica, it will still play Centerstage Theatre in St Andrew from Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m.