June 21, 2021

Cayman Islands RUNDOWN Soon Come!

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unnamedShow dates: May 12 – 15, 20 – 22, 27 – 29 (8pm/6pm on Sundays)

Rehearsals are in progress and Cayman audiences can expect another hilarious serving of RUNDOWN beginning May 12 at the Harquail Theatre. The annual comedy revue features a star studded local cast including many of your favourite performers who thrill us every year as we take a close look at the comical side of our seriousness. No topic is off limits – politics, religion, sports, media, “supermarketing”, fauna and flora, “happy” laws, ganja cures…and more!

RUNDOWN, written, designed and directed by Henry Muttoo, is 24 years old – way past legal age for voting (who will get our votes you ask? Wouldn’t you like to know!) and it is a much anticipated tradition and indelible part of the landscape just like Easter camping and bush medicine. If you don’t know what the ‘marl road’ is (and no, it is not the start of DART’s new road by Camana Bay) or if you are trying to get the hang of things in Cayman, don’t miss it! If you are all too familiar with the Marl Road, cow itch, Tru Tru, Cock Crow and Mac, we know you’ll be back for another pain-a-belly this year.

Here is a look at some of this year’s RUNDOWN idiots and their thoughtful answers to a few of life’s most important questions…

unnamedMATT BROWN

Years performing: 3 – 4 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Hung Low character
Rundown Roles: Hung Low & Low Hung, and several others (I sing too!)
Biggest challenge taking on role: Practice.
Why be part of Rundown: To pursue my dreams, seize opportunities!
Funniest cast member in real life: Henry Muttoo
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I take a breath.

unnamed-1LESLEY-ANN BERNARD

Years performing: Over 20 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Jamaica National Pantomime
Rundown Roles: Funny Bones & many others
Why be part of Rundown: To have fun & get a belly full of laughs!
Funniest cast member in real life: Me ; )
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I fool around!

unnamed-2JEVAUGHNIE EBANKS

Years performing: Since 12 years old
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Performing in Rundown
Role: Boogsy/Politician/Myself
Biggest challenge taking on role: The amount of lines and time needed to rehearse.
Why be apart of Rundown: Henry asked me to and I felt honoured.
Funniest cast member in real life: Matt Brown & myself
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: Use the bathroom and pray that I don’t mess up

unnamed-3LEROY HOLNESS

Years performing: 25 years. Acting over 40 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: So much. As you go along you learn and achieve so much and appreciate so much in the cultural and acting fields. It keeps me young and refreshed. I feel like I’m in a different part of the world. Role: Ital (Rasta Man) Biggest challenge taking on role: I don’t really have a big challenge because he’s so simple. It’s easy flowing for me to do Ital. Why take part in Rundown: I’ve been acting for over 40 years (1976). Theatre workshops for productions to do funny stuff and theatre productions have been in my path. One year hasn’t passed that i haven’t been on stage. Funniest cast member in real life: I don’t really want to say any one person is the funniest. Matt Brown is one. Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I Bounce up and down, walking around like a mad man. Something to keep my blood flowing!

unnamed-4JULIET GARRICKS

Years performing: Since a teen
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: All of the things are amazing. Every time I get stage fright so it’s all an accomplishment.
Role: Lady in the Supermarket, Model, Catholic Person
Biggest challenge taking on role: big challenge is having to find the character for myself
Why take part of Rundown: I was asked – and I like the people in the cast
Funniest cast member in real life: Josefa
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: Take a deep breath, exhale and just do it…

unnamed-5RACHEL GEPOLLA

Years performing: 2 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Being part of Rundown was truly great! Been on the Lighten Up with Catherine Tyson show as well. Rundown Roles: Caboose Lady & The Dorothy. Biggest challenge taking on a role: Memorising lines!                                                                                                     Why be part of Rundown: It’s a wonderful way of being part of a community, bringing laughter and fun.
Before the curtain goes up/I step on stage: I PRAY REAL HARD for me and everybody else!
Funniest cast member in real life: Leroy

unnamed-1JOSEFA MARTINEZ-SHIMS

Years performing: 20 something + years. Greatest accomplishment within arts career: In High School I got the Indian version role of Cinderella called Ashputel. I also got the opportunity to be in RENT the Musical and won best Talent in Miss Teen 2001. In 2000 I was crowned Miss Cayfest was recognised by CNCF with an award upon graduation in ’01. Biggest Challenge taking on a role: Trying to stay in character. I love acting and I’ve been in it before. Funniest cast member in real life: I think I am. Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I always say a prayer, breathe in deeply and tell everyone to big up demself.

PRISCILLA POUCHIE

unnamed-6Years performing: Since I was about 5.
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Granny in Gimistory is where I get my real recognition and a lot of people love my Caymanian character! Why take part in Rundown: I just love when I can go into the community and to the supermarkets and people recognise me and tell me how much they enjoyed the show.
Rundown Role: Old Caymanian woman. Funniest cast member in real life: We’re all goofy. We love to clown around. Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I usually try to calm myself down because I’m usually quite hyped up but just to bring it down a little bit and not look like a ball bouncing all over the place.

unnamed-7GISELLE WEBB

Years performing: Since 9 or 10 years old. Greatest accomplishment within arts career: To travel and represent my country in various cultural arts events and performing areas.
Rundown Role: Jamaican dancer. Biggest challenge taking on role: Depicting the nationalities accurately and impersonating the characters. Why take part in Rundown: It’s fun and I enjoy it. Funniest cast member in real life: Lesley. Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I read over lines and make sure I know where I need to be.

…and introducing:

unnamed-8KATHLEEN HELVESTER

Years performing: 2-3 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Winning 2nd place in Cayman Brac GotTalent
Role: Singer & Model.
Biggest challenge taking on role: Taking on the role itself is a challenge for me because this is my first time acting on stage!
Why take part in Rundown: To gain more experience in the performing industry.
Funniest cast member in real life: Matt Brown and Jevaughnie Ebanks
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I read over my lines and pray I don’t mess up.

unnamed-10TROY RODGERS

Years performing: Over 15 years
Greatest accomplishment within arts career: Jamaica – Prime Minister Youth Awards for Arts & Culture 2010. JCDC Jamaica – Charles Hyatt Awards for Best Actor of Comedy
Why be part of Rundown: Driven by my passion for the performing arts.
Funniest cast member in real life: Jevaughnie
Before the curtain goes up/step on stage: I find my character.

TICKETS GO ON SALE APRIL 21st!
CALL 345 949 5477 to reserve your seats now.
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