Oliver Samuels latest play, Dolly House, starring Oliver Samuels, Audrey Reid, Dennis Titus and Ruth Ho Shing will be presented at Wingate Campus, Brooklyn on Saturday, Oct. 4 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and York College, Queens, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Audiences from Miami and Tampa to Atlanta and Poughkeepsie have sold out each performance. The performances in Brooklyn and Queens are the final shows of “Dolly House” in the U.S. The play will end in England at the end of October.
“Dolly House” is a brilliant blend of Jamaica and the Caribbean much loved topics – politics, power, intimacy, class, mistrust and betrayal – packaged into a hilarious play.
Joy Daphne Grandison posted on Facebook, “At the Oliver Samuels play, ‘Dolly House,’ last night (in Florida on Labor Day Weekend), I had a blast, two shows sold out, audience loved it, it was off the chain, thank you Oliver and the cast, excellent.”
It is Caribbean theater and comedy at its best which have audiences laughing from the raising of the curtain to the end of the play. “I am still laughing. I saw ‘Dolly House’ in Toronto,” says Veronica Collins. “As usual Oliver was at his best and the twist and turn of the comedy through brilliant acting by Audrey Reid, Ruth Ho Shing and Dennis Titus still have me cracking up. Tell me when it is coming to Boston or New York and I’ll come down to see it.”
Emailing her cousin in NY, Jasmin living in Kingston wrote, “Every time I go to see Oliver I’ll say this is my last time because I have seen so many of his plays. Yet, I go back and each time it’s a different experience. I have seen ‘Dolly House’ two times already. I encourage fans to see ‘Dolly House.’”
The setting is a tenement yard in Kingston. Who knows! It may have been the same tenement yard Bob Marley described in his classic, “No woman no cry.” With a Chinese woman (Ruth Ho Shing), a young dreadlock man (Dennis Titus) and a higgler (Audrey Reid) as tenants of the landlord (Oliver Samuels), something must happen in that yard and in the building, “Dolly House.”
Oct. 4 is Oliver’s birthday and all Oliver fans are invited to celebrate with him.
EVERYBODY’S Magazine and Herman Hall Communications promoted Oliver Samuels plays from 1990-2011 but took a sabbatical in 2012 and 2013.
Tickets for Dolly House are available online: www.everybodysmag.com
In person at the following outlets: Dennis Shipping (Brooklyn and Bronx), VP Records, Door Restaurant and Genesis Restaurant (Queens) and Allan’s Bakery in Brooklyn.