Jamaican Stage Play “Ghett-Out” Makes U.S. Debut
February 22, 2011 by guest
Kingston, Jamaica — Jamaica’s entertaining and humorous hit play “Ghett-Out,” featuring Keith “Shebada” Ramsay and an all-star cast, is making it’s long awaited U.S. debut on March 19, 2011 (Hartford, Connecticut – Weaver High School) and March 20, 2011 (Queens, New York – York College). Promotions company Irish and Chin promises two full nights of top Jamaican theater with a dancehall twist.
This latest comedic masterpiece, which hails from Stages Productions, boasts a seasoned cast including the one and only Keith “Shebada” Ramsay, Abigail “Maude” Grant, Maxwell “Run Tings” Grant, Maylynne “Barbara” Walton, Luke “Makka” Ellington, Junior Williams and Orville “Ruler” Hall. Notably, the premiere of “Ghett-Out” marks the highly anticipated return of popular actor Keith Ramsay to New York and Connecticut and to his namesake role of “Shebada.” “Ghett-Out” features several members of the breakout sensation “Bashment Granny.”
Over the past two years, Irish and Chin has brought some of Jamaica’s best theater to New York and the tri-state area. Dedicated to providing a top rate entertainment experience to patrons, Irish and Chin incorporates a dancehall element into all of their stagings. Irish and Chin has teamed up with JW Promotions, headed by Junior Wellington, for the Hartford, Connecticut leg. With many years of theater promotions and event production experience under their belt, JW Promotions is an ideal company to partner with. Like Irish and Chin, JW Promotions aims to please patrons. It’s always a success when Irish and Chin and JW Promotions collaborate.
From the overall ambiance to the guest hosts, giveaways and dancehall infused intermissions, Irish and Chin’s stagings resemble full-fledged bashments. Fit for patrons of all ages, everyone exits Irish and Chin’s shows with smiles on their faces. To add to the exciting Hartford and Queens productions of “Ghett-Out,” the over-the-top and witty Jamaican comedian Pretty Boy Floyd will take on the role of host and resident comic. Impressive giveaways will go down at both stagings. And of course, it wouldn’t be an Irish and Chin promotion without top dancehall music from DJ Roy of IrieJam radio.
“Ghett-Out” is centered on real-life inner-city struggles of residents seeking a better life. “Ghett-Out” follows the lives of residents in a tenement yard who are met face to face with corruption as their little “piece” of real-estate is set to be transformed into a thriving housing project and commercial district. As the action unfolds, things get sticky for all involved. Humorous injections, especially from Shebada, Maude and Ruler, will ensure eruptions of laugher among audience members.
On the surface, “Ghett-Out” is all fun and games, but an undercurrent exploring corruption and socio-political commentary in Jamaica lurks throughout, adding to the appeal of the production. Fast-paced and entertaining, theatergoers are guaranteed spontaneous laughter from cast performances, especially the antics of Shebada, Maude and Ruler.