JIS News

KINGSTON — The Jamaica Information Service (JIS), in association with FunHouse Productions, invites patrons to a benefit performance of the romantic comedy, “Stop Dat Train”, on Saturday August 13, at the Pantry Playhouse, Dumfries Road in New Kingston.

The performance is in aid of the Mount Olivet Boys' Home in Manchester, and will start at 8 p.m.

"Stop Dat Train", is a comedy written by Angie Binns, which takes the audience back in time to relive romance in a tiny rural village “untouched by the fast paced madness of the outside world”. It features well known actors Winston “Bello” Bell and Teri Salmon, and is directed by David Tulloch.

The Mount Olivet Boys’ Home was adopted by the JIS, as an outreach project in December 2009. It houses approximately 30 boys, aged six to 17. Over the period, the JIS has implemented a mentorship programme at the Home involving JIS staff members, which has yielded positive results. The agency also visits the home on a quarterly basis, and has hosted work days, fun days and sporting activities.

The support of Corporate Jamaica has significantly aided the outreach project. This time media houses have also thrown their full support behind the project.

With the Back to School period now in full swing, the JIS is hoping for a packed house to see “Stop Dat Train”. Tickets are available at the JIS, 58A Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 10 from Christine Ade-Gold and Joan Gayle.

 

By Christine Ade-Gold, JIS Reporter