One of the Cayman Islands most anticipated stage productions returns in May to supply its audience with a mix of everything as it namesake suggests. Rundown is not only a stew but show that includes a smorgasbord of nationalities, headlines, catchy tunes and hot topics that have kept Cayman’s audiences coming back for second and third helpings over the past 23 years.
Rundown 2015 is set to take place on 7- 10 May, 15-17 May, 29-31 May; Thursday to Saturday, 8pm and Sundays 6pm. In every pot of Rundown, there’s a serving for everyone – politicians, media, the man on the street, expatriates; it depicts the multicultural society that is Cayman. Written, designed and directed by Henry Muttoo, the production features a star studded cast of local actors and musicians.
Mr Muttoo gave some insight on what to expect of this year’s show. “We keep the same format because the show is now firmly established as Cayman’s major annual theatre production. People are now speaking of the show and looking forward to it like they look forward to Christmas. Only two actors this year are absolutely newcomers while the others are established Rundown veterans like Leroy Holness, Matt Brown, Giselle Webb and Priscilla Pouchie. Some have done several shows but took a break and are returning this. When the cast is still laughing after three weeks rehearsals, you know you have something very good,” Mr Muttoo stated.
He said that in addition to all new materials, people can expect to see returning character such as Hung Lo, the chinese man who was introduced last year. “He has remained in Cayman and is not a part of the yard. As usual, he is hilarious. He still cannot get his tongue around his “R”s so he still annoys the Rundown regulars by calling Caymanians, CLAYMAN IRANDERS,” explained Mr Muttoo. “People like to follow the life, the development of a particular character and to see if there is a thread to follow from last year’s show,” he added.
Tickets for all performances are $25 adults and $15 youth/senior, and will be available from Funky Tangs, Fosters Strand, Healthcare Pharmacy Grand Harbour and CNCF offices at Harquail Theatre (Mon-Friday office hours only). Or call 949 5477 for more details.