The year 2013 could easily be described as the year of playwright Patrick Brown after two mega successes on the stage in Glass Slippaz and Ladies of the Night.
Ladies of the Night wrapped only recently at Centerstage Theatre amid howls of delight from patrons and demands to keep it going. But the producers (JAMBIZ) were forced to bring it to an end given their annual commitment to open a new production each Boxing Day.
Brown was quick to assure patrons that the new production, If There's a Will, There's a Wife will pack the same entertainment value for which Jambiz productions have become renown.
Glen 'Titus' Campbell, Courtney Wilson, Camille Davis, Sharee McDonald-Russell and Sakina Deer make up If There's a Will, There's a Wife's cast.
After a brief hiatus from the stage, Davis returned triumphantly in Ladies of the Night, literally stealing the show with one of the best comedic performances seen on the local stage for a very long time.
According to Brown, Davis' performance in If There's a Will, There's a Wife could very well surpass what she delivered in Ladies of the Night.
As has been happening in recent Jambiz productions, award-winning director, Trevor Nairne shares the directing responsibilities with Brown. Nairne is also responsible for the production's designs, covering set, furniture, costumes, light and sound.
Singer is the production's official furnishers.
The story revolves around country bumpkin, Abraham Adams (Titus), a barely literate yam farmer from deep, deep, rural Jamaica.
Abe is a loner ... since his ex dished him dirt. His social life and prospects for a companion are non-existent ... until fortune suddenly smiles on him, leaving him a massive inheritance.
One of the preconditions to claiming his largesse is that he has to be married. This pulls several lecherous wannabes out of the woodwork, eager to win the affection of an unsuspecting Abe.
The lengths to which they are prepared to go sets up a scenario loaded with comedic twists and turns.
After its Boxing Day opening If There's a Will, There's a Wife will embark on its usual run at Centerstage - playing Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.