Stanley, Fay, Pularchie and P
Theatre Place June 22nd to August 17th
In March 1974, Gloria Lanaman's play "Stanley, Fay, Pularchie and P" had it's first very successful run. The late Norman Rae was the Director.
The play is now being re-run with Pablo Hoilett as Director, and Marjorie Whylie and Pauline Stone Myrie as Producers to celebrate our 50th year of Jamaica’s Independence.
On opening night Alistair Rae, Norman's nephew, is reported to have said that he saw two duppies in the front row, Gloria and Norman, laughing.
Gloria Lanaman was passionate about history, and the play has the labour unrest of 1938 as its central theme.
The relationships and action are true to life, with a mix of irony and humour.
Pauline Stone Myrie and Marjorie Whylie played Fay and Miss Pularchie respectively in the original production, and they are passionate about the need for good theatre.
Pablo Hoilett is a graduate of the Drama School of "The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts".
Members of the cast include Donald ‘Iceman’ Anderson, Marguerite Newland who was a member of the original cast in 1974 and who played the part of Pearlie), Carl Davis, Dennis Titus, Sherando Feril, Maurice Bryan, Marsha-Ann Hay, Suzette Barrett, and others.
The play is under the patronage of The Right Hon. P.J. Patterson and is endorsed by the JAMAICA 50 Secretariat.