They call it Foursome in Toco, but it’s really a localised adaptation of Sam & Jeanne Bobrick’s Weekend Comedy… but apparently that won’t “sell” in Trinidad, so foursome it is with a raunchy and kinda tacky ad to match.
In any case, it comes from the producers of the last hit comedy Sex, Lies & Money (that I was also in, and which played for four sold-out weekends in Queen’s Hall and the CLR James Auditorium) and the ever popular Mary Could Dance, and plays at the CLR James Auditorium of the Cipriani Labour College in Valsayn today through Sunday. It’s my second foray into local commercial theatre.
It’s actually a very sweet and funny play dealing with the complexities of relationships at any stage of our lives. It features an award-winning cast including Richard Ragoobarsingh, Glenn Davis, Susan Hannays Abraham and, well, me (aka “Promising Newcomer Caroline Taylor“, though I’m not sure if one can be a newcomer after 20+ years performing).
It’s directed by Debra Boucaud Mason and Richard Ragoobarsingh. So what’s it about? Well, it takes a look at what happens when four people end up in Toco in one small beach house for a long weekend. The release & radio ad ask, “Is it an orgy? Is it a major fight? Is it a battle of the sexes? And what do Panday and Manning have to do with it?” (Hint: little to nothing, and there is no damn orgy).
Showtimes are Friday March 27 at 9pm; Saturday March 28 at 8:30pm; and Sunday March 29 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $150 and are available at the Auditorium Box Office 12-6pm daily (t: 868-768-8663 or 868-744-7581) and other select outlets. See ad for details.