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Plenty Mauvais Langue at Little Carib
Without any sponsorship or corporate funding, Cindy Ann Boisson successfully staged one of the better stage productions I have witnessed for this year. Going by the stage name Cin Cin, the Paramin-born, Tamarac, Florida resident staged Mauvais Langue, a stand up comedy show at the Little Carib Theatre on Sunday, with a sold out audience in attendance.
The actual show scheduled to begin at 6 pm, patrons were treated to reception at 4.30 pm in the foyer of the theatre with a performance by Tobago pannist Keishorn Julian, a UWI music student. Complimentary hors de hourves and drinks were also served.
With patrons seated inside the theatre, the audience was also entertained by Avion Crooks doing a ten-minute monologue, setting the mood for what was the come as the main course on this comedic menu.
Show host Wayne “Doppy” Dopson introduced the first act, Errol Fabien, celebrating his 30th year of being drug free and currently starring at Central Bank at The Baggasse Company’s Calypso Girls. Fabien was at his funniest best as he related the Best Village trials and tribulations of the Mapapire Trace performing company. The audience, mixed by age, gender and ethnicity, lapped it all up with relish.
Cin Cin’s special guest, US comedienne Gina D, followed Fabien and was also a barrel of fun as her monologue included humorous items on a gamut of situations her audience easily related to and enjoyed.
The Orlando, Florida resident spoke of her marriage to an “island man, Bermudan actually; young men of today wearing tight jeans, she described as “leggings”; old men trying to pick up young women in clubs; and her love for Trini lingo and words like “dotish” and “liming.”
Selected last year as “the Funniest Woman in Florida,” Gina D returned to the United States on Monday.
Dopson, also a calypsonian at Queen’s Park Cricket Club and Tuco’s Kaiso House, sang two verses of his A Real Trini to introduce Cin Cin, the star of the show.
Cin Cin, as she did last year at Kaiso Blues Cafe, had patrons in stitches from start to finish as she regaled them on daily social issues like marriage, including a bit on her 18-year marriage.
As the saying goes “all good things must come to an end” and so did Mauvais Langue, 90 minutes after its start. With no intermission and seamless in its entirety, this was a perfectly structured production and all credit must go to Cin Cin for doing it her way.
Cin Cin can be contacted on Instagram at Mauvais Langue - CinCin Boisson
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