“ASSISTANT THIEF” PREMIERS ON JULY 27
Previews - (July 24, 2006 )
Comedic writer Patrick Brown seems to have again decided to “tek kin teeth kibber heart bun” in his laugh-a-line comedy “Assistant Thief” which is slated to open at Centerstage next Thursday July 27. Like he has done in a number of his other comedies, like Oliver’s Posse for example, Brown seeks to highlight a societal ill, by using a comedic vehicle to carry the all-important message. This time he looks at abuse in the household (physical
and psychological). So intent is Brown and the director (Trevor Nairne) on capturing the essence of the situation, in an effort to make it as authentic as possible, they have decided to call upon the help and advise of respected clinical psychologist Dr. Wendell Able for assistance.
Writer and Director, along with actress Camille Davis had an interesting session with Dr. Able the other day. Davis felt that the experience has been of tremendous help in shaping her character – the abused individual. “All of a sudden I was able to better understand why the character would behave in a particular manner and say a particular thing. I began to see things in a different light”.
But what is a comedic writer doing in the company of a clinical psychologist? Especially in crafting a comedy? Brown felt that though psychological trauma is not something to joke about, the situations are generally quite hilarious. “I have always felt that there is a funny side to most situations. Fortunately God has blessed me with the gift to spot this funny side and to craft it in such a way that it provides wholesome and hilarious entertainment for people. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see people happy, laughing – people from all walks of life.In “Assistant Thief” a house is broken into by a man, only to find that another thief had already broken in a mere few minutes earlier. Pandemonium breaks loose as each insists on first right of refusal for the “spoils” of their labour. Add the comedic acting talent of two of this country’s most renowned and talented actors in the persons of Oliver Samuels and Glen Campbell., “garnish” that with the comedic writing of this country’s most prolific comedic writer, and “season” it with skillful directing, and you invariably end up with a theatrical gem.
This is precisely what has been “cooked” up by the Jambiz team as the Centerstage Summer Production takes to the stage on Thursday July 27 at 8pm. Audience members who have become accustomed to visit Centerstage for a good laugh are in for another treat, as Assistant Thief delivers many a show stopping moments.
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