I object to the humor, comedy and twists
Guardian Lifestyles Editor
Published: Oct 04, 2013
You know just how it is with Bahamians – even though a sibling took 15 years to get through law school and even worse – never even passed the bar exam, you could never tell that person’s family members that their sibling is not a legal eagle. And this is just one of many scenarios and twists and turns that take place during Gea Pierre’s comedy play “I Object”.
The play follows a Bahamian family – they get themselves in a little jam and it’s quite hilarious to see how they work themselves out of it.
The stage play many of the country’s favorite actors (many of them were in “Election 2012: Count It Again”) will take to the stage in is coming to Nassau for a two-show run, Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday at Wyndham Nassau Resort, after playing to two sold-out shows in Grand Bahama.
Patrice Johnson plays the role of Marie, the sister of Colombo Jones. And she loves her brother to death. In her eyes, he can do no wrong.
“It took him 15 years to go to law school, but he still never passed the bar. But nobody can tell me that my brother is not a legal eagle,” said Johnson.
In fact, she dares you to try to tell her that.
“It’s a must-see play… the humor, comedy and the twists that this play has is a must-see,” said Johnson.
Taking to the stage along with Johnson will be Will Stubbs (Colombo Jones), Brion Roxbury (Sam), Matthew Wildgoose (Juan Pablo Alberto), Judith Dawkins (Aggie), Sharell Lockhart, Marquita Whymms and Remardo Russell.
And you definitely can’t have a good play without a nosy neighbor, and this is where Dawkins who plays Miss Aggie steps in. She and Marie are friends and have been friends for 30 years. Miss Aggie knows that whenever Marie cooks you could eat, but that Marie is known to throw lowness. But Miss Aggie could care less what people say when her belly is full.
“You should come out and watch this play because it’s hilarious. The audiences in Freeport were laughing at every little thing. Some of the things I was like: What? They laughing at that? But it’s very good. It’s very hilarious. Gea Pierre wrote a very good play. And of course, we the actors brought it together and made it come alive. It’s a good cast. You’ll get your money’s worth,” she said.
Not only will audiences get a good performance, but proceeds from the shows will go towards assisting with training and development at the Public Hospitals Authority.
Pierre insists that the show is not based on any family that she knows, and that Colombo Jones the lawyer isn’t based on any character that she’s met.
“I met Colombo Jones first about three years ago. He was born based on some true experiences and that sort of thing, and I wrote some stuff down, found it a few months ago, and it took me a few weeks to put the play together,” she said. The dream cast came together quickly after that.
Pierre said writing is something she loves to do and that training and development at the Grand Bahama health services is something that she’s passionate about, and that she married the two and came up with the play as a means for a fundraiser.
And after two original performances and one encore performance in Grand Bahama, she said they decided to bring the play to the capital to give the people in the capital a taste of what they had to offer.
And while Johnson said she loves being on stage and making people laugh, by supporting the play, people should be pleased to know that they are helping themselves because the hospital belongs to the people.
“The old people would say, it takes a village to raise a child, well in this case it takes a community to keep our hospitals going,” she said.
Pierre and the cast have plans to take the play to other islands.
I Object – The Stage Play
When: Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m Saturday matinee
Where: Wyndham Nassau Resort
Tickets: $30 VIP, $25 general admission
Ticket outlets: Seventeen Shop, DPD Enterprises, Original Swiss Pastry Shop, Signature Styles and Logos Book Store