On November 3 and 11 Riddims Marketing and Jamaica Awareness, Inc. present Strength of a Woman, a hot new comedy with a powerful story featuring an all-star cast of Deon Silvera, Audrey Reid, Volier Johnson, Chris Daley and Sheldon Shepherd.
November 3rd, 8:00pm
North Miami Beach Performing Art Center
17011 NE 19 Ave, N. Miami Beach, FL 33162
November 11th, 7.00 pm
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Strength of a Woman – The play boasts a versatile ensemble cast, headed by Audrey Reid in the role of Rose – a no-nonsense Christian woman and housekeeper who works for an uptown family. Her young son, Johnny (Chris Daley) becomes an object of lust for her boss’ manipulative wife, Sharon (an engaging Deon Silvera). Rose strongly disapproves of Sharon’s intentions and things take a turn for the worse.
The action is explosive from the get-go, particularly in scenes where the husband, Lloyd (played with vigour by Volier Johnson) clashes with his wife and her young lover. But when the situation really gets out of control, there are unexpected and life-altering consequences.
Reid leads the cast well, capturing the emotions, body language and perseverance of a woman who is torn between her allegiance to the church and the crisis she faces as a mother trying to save her son. Her talent is
evident in Strength of a Woman, the tight mother-son relationship she shares onstage with Daley is one of the highlights of the play. But as is the case with many ghetto families in Jamaica, the mother is forced to wonder if her child is really as innocent as he appears to be.
Strength of a Woman is worth seeing, as the play is brilliantly executed by the earnest and believable performances of the all-star cast.