In just a short period of time, actress Abigail Grant has become one of Jamaican theater's brightest stars. Winning over the hearts of theatergoers as Babalita in "Bashment Granny," this breakthrough role served as Grant's official launching pad into "Roots" theater. Since her commercial theater debut, Grant had boldly showcased her acting abilities and diversity by tackling a wide spectrum of roles, far from the sexy bashment girl character she once portrayed. In "The Politicians," patrons will get to see Grant play a serious character, 'go getter' reporter Sadie Chudwell, who thrives as a business professional while dealing with the adversity of domestic violence. Grant moved sold out crowds with her performances in "The Politicians" during Memorial Day weekend. Now, the actress is prepping for encore Tri-State stagings of the play in East Orange, New Jersey on Saturday, June 23 (Campus High School) and Bronx, New York on Sunday, June 24 (Evander Childs High School).
During "The Politicians," most of Grant's interaction is with Delcita. Although Grant plays a serious, mature role, one can always count on Delcita's comic relief to infuse the scenes. In "The Politicians," Grant shines as a strong supporting cast member. While conversing with Irish and Chin recently about the play and her character, she said confidently, "As always, Stages Productions aims to please! And when I get a character, I research and make it believable.....patrons will definitely get 100 percent of Abigail Grant in this one." Grant is thrilled about "The Politicians" Tri-state debut, declaring that patrons will experience, "endless laughter, comedy at its best and 'real' Jamaican theater." Ronald Fraser, Irish and Chin Events Manager, adds "We are looking forward to staging 'The Politicians' in New Jersey and the Bronx this month, as patrons are guaranteed a night full of solid entertainment, provided by some of Jamaican theater's top stars."
Grant also displayed her diverse talent in the hit play "Ghett-Out," where she played Maude, an older woman nearly 2x her age. According to the actress, she "dug deep" for this role. The young starlet has also shined in plays including "Shebada Comes to Town," "Like Father Like Son," "Below the Waist," "Serious Business," and "Double Dose."
"The Politicians," which is written by Paul O. Beale and directed by Bunny Allen, is a political revue that captures politics in Jamaica, largely dealing with the political campaigning and the various happenings that the public rarely if ever sees. The highly anticipated play, which fuses comedy and drama, also stars extremely talented and popular actors: Andrea "Delcita" Wright, Christopher "Johnny" Daley, Michael "Stringbeans" Nicholson, Junior Williams, Stacy-Ann Brissette and Patrick Smith.
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