MIRAMAR – One of Barbados’ highly successful stage productions, Laff It Off, will make its first South Florida appearance on June 28, 7:30 p.m., at the BCC Omni Auditorium in Coconut Creek. Under the Patronage of Colin S. Mayers, Consul General of Barbados, at Miami, the show takes an irreverent, humorous and critical look at life in the Caribbean and promises an evening of non-stop laughter.
Staged annually in Barbados from January to March, Laff It Off takes a satirical look at local and regional scenarios. The annual Laff-it-Off production is based on the art of improvisation, hence the script is considered a working document as the production is altered from time to time to include any significant “late-breaking” developments on the local or regional scene. “De Nook & Cranny Bar” is the center of activities, where several familiar characters appear in several laugh-out-loud funny scenarios.
Topics are wide ranging and politicians, regardless of party affiliation, are always fine fodder for humor. The highly talented cast performs an excellent job of bringing familiar characters from various walks of Caribbean life to the stage with “wicked” timing and accuracy. The laughter is non-stop as the audience is taken on a laugh-a-minute ride from scene to scene including the clever use of video to allow for costume changes.
Laff It Off has been successfully staged in Barbados for the last thirty years and in the past has been to St Lucia, Trinidad, New York, London, Toronto, and Boston; but never to South Florida. The revue comes to South Florida as part of the activities for Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebrations in June.
Tickets are on sale now at Tropical Feast Restaurant in Miami Gardens, Sams W.I. Grocery in Miramar, Aunt I’s and Joy’s Roti Shop in Lauderhill. Tickets are also available online at www.laffitoffusa.com or by phone by calling 786-606-7920.
Laff It Off is promoted by SB Entertainment and Events Inc., and sponsored by The Barbados Tourism Authority, Sanchez & Hart, Laparkan Shipping, Barbados Nurses Association of Florida and Sunnybiz Transport.