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Due to the overwhelming response to the scheduled South Florida performances of Patrick Brown’s latest hit play “Ras Noah and the Hawk,” Oliver Samuels and the talented cast will return to Florida for a final show on Sunday, July 10 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts at 7:00 p.m.

The play was staged over the July 4th weekend in North Miami and Coral Springs to sold-out houses, turning away patrons who came without a ticket. “We are very happy with the response from the audience,” commented Eddy Edwards, director of Ridims Marketing, who along with Sydney Roberts of Jamaica Awareness, Inc., promoted the play. “It is a pleasure to be able to bring such a quality production from Jamaica and get the support from South Florida’s Caribbean community.” He added.

Writer Patrick Brown takes artistic liberties with the biblical story of “Noah” and while there are similarities to the original tale, Brown’s story is told in a surreal style which uses a historical frame for contemporary exposure.

In the story Butcha ( played by the wily old veteran Oliver Samuels) is awaiting the return of his son Noah (played by Glen “Titus” Campbell), whom he has sent off to University to become a doctor. But Butcha receives the shock of his life. Noah does return, but his transformation knocks Butcha flat… a transformation which causes the villagers to burst into song: Noah tun Rasta.

Noah insists that he is the chosen one … sent to save the people. He is ridiculed by all, much to Butcha’s disgust, especially when he starts construction on a “helleva ark”. But Noah has the last laugh, as God demonstrates in no uncertain manner that despite all that is happening around us, the Almighty is still in charge.

“Ras Noah and the Hawk” carries a very strong message and is loaded with unadulterated fun for the entire family. It also features Dahlia Harris, and several new faces on the Jamaican stage, including Sharee McDonald-Russell, Loeri Robinson, David Ffrench and Christopher Hutchinson.

Tickets can be purchased at selected Caribbean outlets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and the Coral Springs Center for the Arts box office and are $33.00 for Orchestra and $27.00 for Balcony. Tickets will be $5.00 more on the day of the show. The play is a presentation of Jamaica Awareness, Inc., in association with Ridims Marketing Network and is sponsored by Air Jamaica, D&G Sodas, Squeezer Fruit Drink and Douglas Chiropractic.

For further information contact Jamaica Awareness at 305-891-2944 or Ridims Marketing at 305-891-1242

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