A roots theater piece “Ghett-Out,” an entertaining and humorous play that has been called “Jamaican theater with a dancehall twist” will be performed on March 19, 2011, at Weaver High School in Hartford, Connecticut, and March 20 at York College in Queens, New York. [Exact times not available at the moment.]
Written by Michael Denton and directed by B.L. Allen, the hit play features hilarious comedic genius Keith “Shebada” Ramsay (see above) and an all-star cast, including Abigail “Maude” Grant, Maxwell “Run Tings” Grant, Maylynne “Barbara” Walton, Luke “Makka” Ellington, Junior Williams, and Orville “Ruler” Hall. Some of the cast are members of the breakout sensation “Bashment Granny.”
Description: “Ghett-Out” is centered on real-life inner-city struggles of residents seeking a better life. “Ghett-Out” follows the lives of residents in a tenement yard who are met face to face with corruption as their little “piece” of real-estate is set to be transformed into a thriving housing project and commercial district. As the action unfolds, things get sticky for all involved.
On the surface, “Ghett-Out” is a comedy, but an undercurrent exploring corruption and sociopolitical commentary in Jamaica permeates the fast-paced and entertaining play.