Choo Kong Ready To 'Swing'
Raymond Choo Kong rose to fame in the early 80's as a leading man, in the Trinidad Tent Theatre — led by Helen Camps. Seasoned theatre goers will remember him from M Butterfly, Bent, Cinderama and Jouvert. In the 90's and early 21st Century he Directed and Produced Comedy Classics such as Norman is that You?, Dat is Man, Out of Order, Everybody Loves Raymond — his Cacique Winning, One Man Show — fifteen years ago he honed and directed this country's longest running local smash hit, Mary Could Dance.
In recent times, the new generation has seen acclaimed productions such as The Sound of Music, the Choo Kong and Penny Trilogy, Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Death at a Funeral and here he goes again with How It Hang, It Swing!
The play runs from June 20 to 24 at the Central Bank Auditorium. How it Hang, It Swing! is set in theposh district of Pax Vale, Santa Cruz, the home of the deputy mayor of Port of Spain, who has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Ridiculousness. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in his bedroom and his wife is no where in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Guaranteed laughs and non-stop bacchanal from beginning to end.
How it Hang, it Swing!combines the best of many worlds with its multi-ethnic and multi-talented cast.
Cecilia Salazar has done it all, from prostitute to politician, mother and sister, in popular plays such as Doubt, Miss Miles — Woman of the World, Twilight Café, Rated X and Liz in Mary Could Dance.
The cast includes Conrad Parris, Abeo 'Abi' Jackson, from STAR 94.7 FM, Cacique Award Winner — Sasha Serran Clarke, Rachel Bascombe, Trevon Jugmohan — Producer of The Sound of Music, Marlon Mottley and YMCA Councillor — Christopher Smith.
For further information, please call the Central Bank Auditorium Box Office at 623-0845