TWO CAN PLAY
Previews May 31-June 2.
Berkeley Street Theatre.
Two Can Play is a classic Caribbean comedy written by Jamaica's most celebrated playwright Trevor Rhone, directed by ahdri zhina mandiela (Cast Iron, artistic director of b current) and starring the superb cast of Karen Robinson (The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, Nathan the Wise, Stratford Festival) and Malcolm Xerxes (Heaven, H20).
Two Can Play is the
story of a tumultuous relationship set against the
backdrop of Jamaica's political turmoil in the 1980's.
Who will win this battle of the sexes? When trouble besets a tropical paradise is redemption to be found at home or abroad? Can we ever really start over? Two Can Play is a powerfully funny look at the complex potential of love to both confuse and confirm... Hope, liberation, domination, poverty and the bitter struggle for survival of a relationship and of a nation play out in this sharply intelligent comedy about love and life... Jamaican style.
"TWO CAN PLAY, a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always life-affirming play, is a must-see...." - Diane Wright, Seattle Herald
Two Can Play has been performed on the world's stages from New York to London to Nairobi, Kenya, and recently celebrated its New Jersey premiere at Crossroads in March 2005 to rave reviews.
Obsidian Theatre exploded onto the scene in 2002 with The Adventures of a Black Girl In Search of God. From the remount of the Pulitzer-Prize winner August Wilsonís The Piano Lesson, to the hard-hitting historical drama, Consecrated Ground, Obsidian has fast become one of the most significant new Canadian companies of the 21st Century, based on a reputation for artistic excellence and for telling the stories that strengthen the bonds of common citizenship while challenging traditional notions of what it means to be Canadian.
Two Can Play
Berkeley Street Theatre. 26 Berkeley Street,