Trey Anthony’s fans were out in full force for the opening night of her new play, and the audience were not disappointed! Like her earlier hit Da Kink in My Hair, this play deals with contemporary issues with humour, sadness and honesty. Four characters – the mother Daphne (Ordena Stephens-Thompson), her two daughters, Claudette (Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah) and Valerie (Allison Edwards Crewe) and the ghost daughter/sister Cloe (Beryl Bain) are brought together because Daphne is dying. As in all families, they have unresolved issues – Cloe’s death, Daphne’s desertion of her daughters for six years, Claudette’s sexuality, Valerie’s marriage all come up for discussion, arguments, recrimination and resolution.
In spite of all the big issues, and the serious discussions and arguments, the play is a comedy and the four women manage the balance between comedy and tragedy very well, never letting it fall over into farce. Real people argue and they laugh: theses are four very real people. Definitely worth an evening.