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A comedy with heart
Raymond Choo Kong Productions and First Instinct present the comedy/drama, Diary of a Bad Red Woman, for four nights, at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain, from July 31 to August 3.
A release from the producers said Choo Kong, the king of comedy theatre, will be joined by Nikki Crosby, the queen of comedy theatre. Crosby recently celebrated her 20th year in the entertainment industry with the production, Mid Life Crosby, while Choo Kong celebrates his company’s 25th anniversary.
Over the years, Choo Kong has been responsible for such hits as Norman Is That You, Why Am I Married?, and Death at a Funeral. Choo Kong himself has been a part some memorable plays like M Butterfly, Everybody Loves Raymond and Mary Could Dance.
In 2012, alongside John H Smith of First Instinct, Choo Kong took a successful leap into musical theatre, with The Sound of Music, The King and I and Jesus Christ Superstar. According to the release from Choo Kong productions, these plays have raised the benchmark of our local theatre industry.
Diary of a Bad Red Woman has been described as a comedy with heart. This play deals with domestic violence, substance abuse and self-empowerment. Although these real issues are tackled head-on, Choo Kong interweaves the comedy and drama seamlessly.
Starring alongside Choo Kong and Crosby in Diary of a Bad Red Woman are Kearn Samuel (who recently played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar 2014), popular actor Conrad Parris (The King in First Instinct’s The King and I and Annus in Jesus Christ Superstar), Rachel Bascombe-Walters (last seen in Dinner with Friends), Jeanine Lee Kim and Syntyche Bishop and First Instinct producer Trevon C Jugmohan.
Diary of a Bad Red Woman runs at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain, from July 31 to August 3.
For further info, call 477-0772 or 384-8663 or visit the Facebook pages, raymond choo kong productions and First Instinct Productions.