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The Magical, Caribbean Musical-Comedy “De Obeah Mon” winner of 6 NAACP Theater Awards Returns after 20 years to Los Angeles

New Date! Sunday, March 5, 2023

(Los Angeles, CA –) The Caribbean mystical, magical musical-comedy “De Obeah Mon” was written by Image Award-winner Charles Douglass, returns after 20 years to Los Angeles on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005 for two exciting shows: 3:30 PM Matinee and 7:30 PM.

De Obeah Mon is loosely based on the Moliere classic, “The Doctor In Spite Of Himself”. The story takes place on the mythical island of KHAKIKOTONGA (cocky-co-tone-ga), on the eve of the Khatongian Equinox Bash, a Mardi Gras, type celebration and is an annual event and the largest festival of the year.  Without causing too much confusion, the plot goes something like this: Bougainvillea, the beautiful young daughter of the village aristocrat, is engaged to marry a man she does not love, and so feigns an illness rendering her speechless. The faux Obeah Man–whom, his wife proclaims, is an MD, Ph.D., DWD (Doctor of witch doctors), and a DOD (Doctor of de obeah doctors)–is brought in to cure Bougainvillea.

The music Co-Composed by Jimmy Justice is a musical resplendent in a potpourri of musical styles ranging from calypso to reggae, R&B to standard Broadway-style tunes; all hummable and memorable. Starring Jamaican Pop Star Papa Michigan, Soulful Trap Recording Artist Alex Wakeen, vocalist Windy Barnes-Farrell (Stevie Wonder), LeNona Walton of the Platters; and actor Riley Kershaw. The Jamaican-born film & TV actor, and award-winning stage director Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter directs the musical.

For one night only, don’t miss this funny enchanting performance. 

To purchase tickets and additional information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/de-obeah-mon-1511009

About Charles Douglass

For over forty years, the Philadelphia native Producer, Director, Actor, and award-winning writer Charles Douglass, has appeared in over eight Broadway shows including the title role in “The Wiz”, Broadway show, “Eubie”; ” The Lion And The Jewel” starring Loretta Devine,  the famed prison drama “The Poison Tree” by Ron Ribman Co-starring with Mr. Moses Gunn and Cleavon Little.  As well as the contemporary Opera ‘Lily’ at The Lincoln Center NYC with Baritone, Aura Barbarian. 

Charles has also co-starred in the London production of an award-winning musical opposite Ms. Lena Horne for the International tour of “Lena Horne. The Lady and Her Music.”  While touring with Jimmy Justice and Lauren Bacall in the Pre- Broadway hit “Sweet Bird of Youth.”  Charles decided to stay on the west coast and establish roots in Los Angeles and later joined forces with Michael Ray Barnes as they created P.A.L.E.F.  and later birthed  “The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Songfest.”

On television, Mr. Douglass originated the role of “Haskell” in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, among other television and movie appearances. Mr. Douglass is the proud recipient of two coveted NAACP Theatre Awards for Excellence In Musical Theater Writing & Producing, in Los Angeles.

Mr. Douglass has been commissioned to create a trilogy of Shakespearean comedies as contemporary American Musical Theatre. He is adapting “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “As You Like It” to create  Mr. Douglass’ “Funkified Shakespearean Musical Trilogy.”

Currently, Charles Douglass has a few projects currently in Development for 2023:  “It’s The Happiest Time Of The Year” (originally titled “And Christmas Came To Watts Too”) and “Mummy and The Ghost” a Television sit-com created by Mr. Douglass and Mr. Shelly Kurtz.