Ol’ Time Sinting Come Back Again Returns to Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

Ol’ Time Sinting Come Back Again, a pantomime set in rural Jamaica which first played in South Florida 12 years ago, returns September 30 and October 1 for two shows at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.

OLsintinThe Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council is staging the production to celebrate the legacy of Easton Lee, who co-wrote the play with Norma Darby, and legendary folklorist Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley.

The shows will be held under the patronage of Oliver Mair, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami.

Dennis Titus, Dr. Susan Davis, Sunita Spencer, Malachi Smith, Fr. Horace Ward, Marie Gill and Maxine Osbourne are members of the cast. Musical accompaniment will be by the Jamaican Folk Revue and Tallawah Mento Band.

The pantomime has been part of Jamaica’s cultural landscape since 1941 and traditionally opens on December 26 (Boxing Day). Miss Lou, Ranny “Maas Ran” Williams, Lois Kelly Miller, and Leonie Forbes, are some of the actors that made it a popular attraction.

Tickets for both shows are available at www.lpacfl.com.

This presentation of Ol’ Time Sinting Come Back Again is supported by the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

The Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council (Fla.) Inc. was launched in 2007 by Lee, Darby, Fr. Ward, Marcia Ward, Marcia Magnus, Valerie Simpson and Colin Smith. Its objective is to preserve the legacy of Bennett-Coverley, who was a fierce advocate for Jamaican culture to be taught in schools.

She died in 2006 in Canada at age 86.