Nathaya Whaul joins ‘Days like Dese’

From left to right are cast members Ron Robinson, Safira Abrahim-Williams, Nathaya Whaul, Makayah Smith and Mark Kazim in a scene in the sitcom.

“Days like Dese” Season 2, Episode 2 had its first airing on Friday September 21, on Atlantic Cable Fresh Channel 1 and saw the addition of Nathaya Whaul playing Susan Rupaul, the wife of David Rupaul.

According to a release from the GEMS Theatre Productions, which produces the local sitcom, David is played by Mark Kazim. Other members of the Rupaul family are their three children played by Makayah Smith (Josh), Safira Abrahim-Williams (Elise) and Kailey Liverpool (Kalee). Meanwhile, Ron Robinson plays Grandpa Rue, LaVonne George is Mamma G, Simone Dowding is Mabel the housekeeper and Rajan Tiwari and Simone Persaud are the neighbours Ram and Sonita. Also part of the cast are: Kirk Jardine (Uncle Sonny), Mark Luke-Edwards (Detective Jack) Paul Budnah (Pablo, the exterminator), Olivia Rodrigues (cousin), Michael Ignatius (friend) and a cameo performance by Joel Ghansham.

The sitcom is presented by GEMS, written by Randolph Critchlow and made possible with support from KFC, Institute of Private Enterprise Development, Environment Protection Agency,  Ansa McAl, Sankar’s Auto Works, Hand in Hand Fire and Life Insurance Company, Nand Persaud and Company Rice Millers and the Ministry of Social Protection.

Viewers can catch Season 2 on Fridays at 8 pm on Atlantic Cable, Fresh Channel 1; on Saturdays at 5 pm on CNS 6, 8 pm on NTN 69 and 8.30 pm on TVG 28; on Sundays at 7 pm on HBTV 9 and 7.30 pm on HGPTV 67; on Mondays at 6.30 pm on Cable 26/Ch77 (Berbice) and at 7 pm on MTV 65.

Episode 1 began airing from September 7 and each episode will be aired on two weekends on 8 channels until November 20. The season has six episodes.

“Days like Dese” is a 30-minute sitcom that delves deep into the daily lives of a diverse, socially responsible, middle-class Guyanese family, the Rupauls. Viewers will feel connected with this family as they journey with them, traversing terrains that may sometimes be considered controversial but always palatably presented.

It is family oriented with a lot of educational information mixed with the comedy.

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