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Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association NY 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Caribbean Celebration

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The Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association (MGHS PSA) NY Chapter Inc. will honor Women’s History Month by returning to the New York Caribbean cultural scene with the presentation of “MOTHER-IN-LAW” written and directed by B. Nandi Jacob.

After six-year hiatus the MGHS PSA NY Chapter is proud to present this belly-aching comedy with nuggets of hard human truth about family expectations, living on one own terms, and the immigrant angst. Set in Brooklyn, it is two days before the wedding of Petra and Philo, young first-generation immigrants from the Caribbean. They are set to unite their goals in marriage despite the wear-and-tear on their five-year relationship: Philo’s insistence on singing and passing the hat on the #4 train as he fixates on “Big Apple” stardom, and Petra’s frustration over her diminishing dreams, and undocumented status. Along comes his mother from the Caribbean for the wedding with Battica, a strange friend in tow, and scheming on her mind. As Philo weakens from his mother’s onslaught, Petra’s world wise neighbor, the Jamaican Marva, jumps into the fray to save the day (or make it worse).  Sharon Wilson, the president of the MGHS PSA NY Chapter said, “This production of MOTHER-IN-LAW is the perfect play to relaunch our Women’s History Month Caribbean Celebration as well as introduce the Chapter’s Dinner Theatre fundraiser. We hope to make this event an annual presentation featuring Caribbean playwrights, directors and actors.”

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This special fundraising event will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at The Jamaica Performing Arts Center.  The doors will open at 3:00 pm promptly with a cocktail hour, dinner at 4:00 pm and curtain time at 5:30 pm.  Dinner Theatre tickets are $80.00 and should be purchased in advance. Performance only tickets are $45.00 and can also be purchased in advance but will also be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association NY Chapter Inc. programs and project in support of its alma mater in Jamaica, W.I.  All past students, friends, and family are invited to come out to be entertained, meet old friends and make new ones, while supporting a very worthy cause.  Seats are limited so reserve yours today by contacting the chapter at [email protected] or call 347-849-9002,646-79-8070 or visit HTTP://mghspsany.org/events to purchase tickets online.

The Merl Grove High School Past Students’ Association NY Chapter Inc is a NYS non- profit 501 (c) 3 membership-based association. Its purpose is to develop alumni support for Merl Grove High School in Jamaica, West Indies and to provide events for our members, family and friends to socialize in both a comfortable and purposeful atmosphere. Our home on the internet is www.merlgrovehighpsany.org and we can be reached at [email protected]


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