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Jambiz tries to save “ALLIGATOR HIGH” this season

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Acclaimed theatre producer Jambiz International Limited holds up Jamaica’s ailing Education System for reflection yet again, when the curtain goes up Patrick Brown’s laugh-a-line comedy SAVING ALLIGATOR HIGH, at the Centerstage Theatre in New Kingston.

Brown had gone there before in his 2006 classic CLASS OF ’73 – in his usual comedic style, but as will happen in SAVING ALLIGATOR HIGH, Brown forced us then to stare at the widening cracks in a failing education system.

In SAVING ALLIGATOR HIGH the playwright camps out in the staff room of this grossly under-performing secondary school and reveals some of the frightening failures of the system. “The school may be imaginary, but the issues are real, believe me” quipped Brown as he took the actors through rehearsal drills in preparation for it’s World Premiere on Boxing Day – December 26, 2014 at 5pm.  

The exciting cast will again be led by the wily comedic veteran Glen “Titus” Campbell and the young acting sensation Camille Davis. It is rounded out by other Jambiz regulars Courtney Wilson, Sakina Deer and Sharee Elise. It will also introduce Exed Community College (School of Performing Arts) graduate David Crosskill, who is steadily making an impression with his hilarious portrayals on stage.

Crosskill appears as “Shotty Shotty Sean” – the area Don, and personifies one of the main occupational hazards of teaching in a number of our schools. His very presence causes all to cower in fear. But ironically, it is this very fear which the playwright uses as a catalyst for change for the better, giving hope for a brighter future, despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges.

As an ensemble the cast is already running like a well oiled comedic engine, and is now merely in fine-tuning mode as the countdown to opening night happens in earnest.  

The growing legion of Centerstage fans can once again expect to be thoroughly entertained by a production outfit which has mastered its game. After its World Premiere on Boxing Day SAVING ALLIGATOR HIGH will set off on its regular run at the theatre, playing Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm and 8pm. The production will also play on public holidays @ 5pm and 8pm.

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