Elections add fun flavour to Rundown mix

| 23/04/2013

rundown (297x300) (2).jpg(CNS): With the election just weeks away, audiences attending this year’s Rundown performances will be laughing out loud, says Henry Muttoo, the CNCF director and writer of the annual comedy review. After some 21 years of making Caymanians chortle, this year’s comedy hot pot is expected to be particularly potent, with the poll as an added ingredient. With a selection of new characters and sketches, aswell as some returns, such as Ital the Rasta and Talk-Across, Muttoo said that he’s keeping the new stuff under wraps so audiences can enjoy the tasty surprise when the show opens this weekend.

This year’s cast includes the usual "Rundown clowns": Michael McLaughlin, Leroy Holness, Priscilla Pouchie, Giselle Webb, Leron Lawrence, and the relatively new "Rundown jokers": Jacoline Frank, Vijay Singhera, Judy Singh, Curtis Mason, Matt Brown and Juliet Garricks. 

“All of these actors are very talented and many of them are quite experienced, so we are looking forward to giving our audiences a terrific and funny show,” said Muttoo.

Rundown was created by singer, songwriter, author and former CNCF Chairman, Dave Martins, who wrote every show until 2008. The first show was staged at the Harquail Theatre in 1991 and has returned each year ever since. Although Muttoo now writes the show, he has directed it since its inception. The satirical, musical review is a comic interpretation of what goes on in Cayman.

“It is presented, as satires go, in a quite harmless style with the idea that we laugh best when we laugh at ourselves,” Muttoo said. “Satirical theatre is simply another way the artist interprets society. Every society needs the artist's voice. Theatre is play, and play in the context of the stage means that it is not real.  The same goes for Rundown — nothing is real, no matter how it resembles a situation or a person we know.”

Named for the local dish that has a little bit of everything in it, Rundown is a smorgasbord of nationalities, headlines, catchy tunes and hot topics that have kept Cayman's audiences coming back for second and third helpings for more than two decades.

The show opens on Thursday 25 April at the Harquail Theatre and runs for 12 performances over the weekends until 12 May. Tickets are available from Funky Tangs, fosters and at the CNCF offices.

For more information call 949 5477 and see flyer below.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope some of their satire has teeth this time. I love Rundown but wish they would push the points home a little harder sometimes; they’re too gentle on the big stuff.

  2. Turtle's Head says:

    This will be a "Shooting Fish In The Barrel" spectacular.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I moved away from Cayman a number of years ago.

     

    Rundown is one of the things that I miss; it is  a first class event that is full of good, honest belly laughs.

     

    I doff my hat to Henry Muttoo (and Dave Martins) who leads this talented group of performers.

     

    A round of applause for everyone who is involved.

  4. skeptic says:

    Mike always does a great job

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am voting for these people!! Anyone who can laugh at themselves is half way there in my book. Smartest people on the block. Presume they are all independents???

    • Anonymous says:

      Just lets remember our brilliant Dr Frank when we are enjoying RUN DOWN. We should be laughing with him rather than laughing at him. I will always respect him for the way that he helped to put Cayman back together after the Ivan Hurricane. As far as West Bay he could be seen on trucks delivering food supplies to anyone that had need.Dr Frank deserves another chance. It is so unfortunate that the level of his education blocks the communication between him and alot of the voting population.

      • Anonymous says:

        Awww, thanks Mom.

        Much Love

        Frank

        • Anonymous says:

          Come on CNS. I'd like to hit LOL couple more times!!!!

        • Anonymous says:

          Dr Frank your mom did not do that post. Instead it comes from one of your many respectful supporters. Remember I sat in you living room a few nights ago and told you yhat it was so unfair to you when you returned from the USA and was rejected as a young man. At that time there was no Caymanians returning home with their Doctrine and very few who was off studying anyhow. If you went off the deep and was frustrated there was no wonder. Anyhow you put up a good fight and did win that Election and you served your people well. I just hope that you will get another chance.

      • Anonymous says:

        anon 2153 better hope that a lot of them is on weed on election day.