1991/92 LTM NATIONAL PANTOMIME
MAN DEH YAH
What the villagers do not know is the Ancestors and Croc have magic powers. The Croc comes out of the monument and enters into the life of the village. He even offers himself for election against the Em Pee. However his real agenda is to make acquaintance with Miss Vies 300 pound Goatie. In time, the Goat disappears and so do the Ancestors, stolen as works of art.
The people have gone too far this time. The ancient Cotton Tree, symbol of prosperity in the village, in a legend known by the Old Timer, dries up. While Miss Vie and daughter Mimsie are looking for Goatie, the trail leads to the Cotton Tree. There, the Ancestors teach the villagers a lesson, in national pride. It will never be forgotten by the old and the young, including the ambitious trio of Gringo, Pasero and Bandelero whose big dream was to have their play - (the Mystical Landing of Combuluh) produced on Broadway.
The Croc, who kept people singing his praise because of his promises, finds that he has been called to give an account of himself too. In proper Pantomime tradition, he and other wrong doers are found out. Justice comes in the nick of time. The Ancestors are returned to their rightful place and all live happily ever after.
Cast of Characters
Old Timer: Lenford Salmon/Luke Williams
Em Pee: Dorothy Cunningham/ Ivy Phillips
Miss Vie: Elizabeth Brown/ Halcyone Samms
Mimsie: Jennifer Douglas/ Ereitha Huffstead
Gringo: Robert Clarke/ Recordo Redwood
Bandelero: Iris Salmon/ Hortense Smikle
Pasero: Melward Morris/ Michael Pinnock
Croc: Michael Nicholson/ George Howard
Ancestor Boy: Canute Lawrence/ Carlton Butler
Ancestor Girl: Doreen King/ Faith Bucknor
In supporting roles: Colin Anglin, Faith Bucknor, Delrose Burke, Jacqueline Higgins, Deborah Hickling, Tchalla Lawrence, Donna Lebert, Desmond Moulton, Milton Sterling, Janice Ward
When De Empee Come
Same Like You
Whey Wi a Go Do Wid Dis?
Whey De Empee Deh?
Ram Goat Liver (Pluto Shervington)
See Him Deh
We Run Tings
Fi Wi Ancestors (Noel Dexter)
A Who Tek It?
Chant for Heroes
Youths Have Dreams
Finale: Man Deh Yah
Calvin Cameron Leader/ Trombone
Kathy Barret Keyboards
Regnarine Brown Piano
David Sanderson Bass
Paul Green Percussion/Traps