We are saddened to know about what is going on in Jamaica. Let us pray that the crisis will be abated very soon. We hope that the enjoyment you will receive from watching the play Serious Business will not take you away from the harsh realities which currently exist in Jamaica.
Serious Business is a hilarious Jamaican comedy written by Paul Obeale, starring Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey, Volier Johnson, and Deon Silvera. Serious Business opened in Jamaica and has played to many large audiences. Serious Business is a highly rated play from Stages Production that follows in the footsteps of their success with Bashment Granny. Patrons in the Greater Toronto Area will get their chance to be entertained by this delightful play from May 28 – 30, 2010.
Serious Business takes an extremely hilarious yet realistic look at how religion can be wielded for selfish and sometimes deadly ambitions. It depicts a church leader (Shepherd) who manipulates some members of the community for financial gains. This pastor uses experiences from his shady past to guide his deceitful activities. However, the membership of the church is declining and his misguided schemes are now in jeopardy. The church’s co-founder (Elder) tries to help the situation by promoting another member (brother Shebbie). Brother Shebbie (played by Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey) is a loudmouthed and feisty impostor whose presence threatens Shepherd. Shepherd’s church is also a haven for dark secrets, mistrust, adultery, bad tempers, and manipulation.
Can they work together to make the situation better, or will greed cause their undoing? Come and see epic performances from Keith ‘Shebada’ Ramsey, Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson, and Deon Silvera as they lead a talented and dynamic cast in this entertaining play. Serious Business is filled with creative dramatizations of life in Jamaica and provides uncontrollable laughter, enjoyment, and knowledge.
Tickets are selling fast. Avoid being locked out, Buy Now online or at ticket outlets listed on flyer. Tickets are general admission: $30 Online, $35 Advance, and $40 at the Door.