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Oliver Makes Rare South Miami-Dade Appearance in Assistant Thief – Saturday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m.

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South Miami-Dade residents who have been clamoring for more Caribbean entertainment will be elated to hear that the “King of Caribbean Comedy” – Oliver Samuels – will be making a rare appearance in their neighborhood.

Oliver, as he is affectionately called, leads a cast featuring Glen Campbell, Camile Davis and Courtney Wilson in Patrick Brown’s laugh-a-line comedy, Assistant Thief. The play will be staged at Richmond Heights Middle School, 15015 S.W. 103 Avenue, on Saturday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m.

Other South Florida performances scheduled are at the at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 p.m., then on to the North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center on November 10th at 8:00 p.m. and Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 12th at
7:00 p.m.

Assistant Thief is largely a three-hander starring Oliver Samuels as Moses Matalon (Mo), Glen Campbell as Joseph James (Joe) and Camille Davis as Flo.Mo and Joe are two thieves who break into an upscale home on the same night, while Flo is the residence’s disturbed occupant, who happens upon them.

A large part of the play’s humor lies in the differences between Mo and Joe, some physical humor and much malapropism. While Joe takes his profession seriously, and believes in having some kind of principle and work ethic. Mo on the other hand, is a specialist pick- pocket who branches out on occasion and is now trying his hand at robbing houses. These two will clearly steal anything and sometimes have to squabble over who gets to steal what.

In large part, Assistant Thief plays around in fantastically fun silliness much of it surrounding Mo’s ignorance complicated by gross stupidity. As such, by the time Mo declares, “We’re morons”, (though he intended to say, ‘we’re mormons’) you have to believe him.

Of course both Samuels and Campbell are fantastic at comedic timing and as such they work well together maximizing the jokes. Davis is able to hold her own and she slips between the two well, especially as she is allowed to give a more serious performance and as such does not need to produce great comedic delivery.

Tickets are on sale at selected Caribbean outlets, get yours today. Assistant Thief is presented by Riddims Marketing in association with Jamaica Awareness, Inc. and is sponsored by Air Jamaica, Western Union and Caribbean National Weekly newspaper.

For information contact Riddims Marketing at 305-891-1242 or online at Caribbeanriddims.com

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