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Play/Comedy: Kenyan Hustlers and Gatherers, Jun. 17-29 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Kenyan Hustlers and Gatherers, a Heartstrings Entertainment production

Dates: June 17 – 29, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6.30 pm, Weekends 3.00 & 6.30 pm
Tickets: 500/-

Heartstrings Entertainment is back with the big question, are you a hustler or a gatherer? We are not sure who a hustler is anymore. This madly original comedy will make it clear to all of us just who exactly we all are. That half of Kenyans are hustlers and the other half are gatherers. A hustler simply is the handworker who does all the work. A gatherer on the other hand is the one who fraudulently eats the fruits of that work.

The show will hilariously show how the hustlers have decided to leave the gatherers alone by exiting this country in masses to go live in other countries. This is because their fruits of hard work are being eaten by the gatherers. i.e. thieves, robbers, corrupt, liars, philanderers, fornicators, tribalists,

June 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

News: House of Lungula to be available on BUNI.TV on pay-per-view from May 4 2014

House of Lungula
HOUSE OF LUNGULA, will be exclusively available at www.buni.tv/lungula from May 4, 2014.

HOUSE OF LUNGULA caused a stir when it was released in cinemas last February to packed audiences in Nairobi and Mombasa. The local blockbuster, which stars Ian Mbugua, Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri and Sarah Hassan and is directed by Alexandros Konstantaras, is a sexy, laugh-out-loud comedy in the vein of big Hollywood hits like THE HANGOVER or AMERICAN PIE – and a first of its kind in Kenya.

But the limited theater run and great word-of-mouth left a lot more Kenyans – especially in the diaspora – eager to see the movie. From May 4, viewers worldwide will finally be able to satisfy their curiosity!

With HOUSE OF LUNGULA, Buni.tv will be piloting a pay-per-view option for new movie releases, in addition to its usual subscription model. For 150ksh ($3.99 for the diaspora), users will be able to rent the film and watch it at their convenience during a 3-day period, and without having to subscribe to Buni.tv’s monthly premium service Buni+. After the initial exclusive release period of a couple weeks, the film will become available to Buni+ subscribers at no extra cost to them.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of people outside Kenya requesting to watch HOUSE OF LUNGULA,” said director Alex Konstantaras. “Buni.tv created the avenue that we were looking for in order to reach those people around the world.”

Read the HOUSE OF LUNGULA review here

About Buni.tv and Buni Media
Launched in April 2012, leading African VOD service Buni.tv is a service of Buni Media (www.bunimedia.com), a multi-media company with offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California. Buni Media is the production outlet behind The XYZ Show, Africa’s first political satire program featuring life-size latex puppets.
The XYZ Show (www.xyzshow.com) reaches an audience of more than 10 million people every month through its various platforms.

May 2, 2014 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Comedy: Dangerous Affair, May 2-4 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

DANGEROUS AFFAIRS raw2
Dates & Time: Fri 2 May at 6 & 8pm, Sat 3 May at 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 4 May at 1, 3 & 6pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Tickets: Kshs 500. For bookings, Call/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: info@fcakenya.co.ke.
Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, Asanand Music Shop on Moi avenue, 8to8 Mall next to Jazz Bar.

This inspirational but ridiculous story takes place in the home of a factory owner who is rolling in money and wants to give some of it (Ksh 10,000,000) to the son of his former business associate. The only stipulation is that the young man must be his father’s sole heir.

Unsure of the son’s whereabouts, he places an advertisement in a number of local newspapers. Almost immediately, an heir appears accompanied by a crafty fellow.
Soon after, others pop out from all corners to join in claiming the prize money and even his beautiful daughter! A series of mistaken identities ensue resulting in an unexpected twists and turns finally erupting into chaos.

Dangerous Affairs is a fast moving and rip-roaring farce highly recommended.

It brings together Nairobi’s finest artistes including stars of local and continental movies and TV series Robert Agengo, Juma Williams, Brenda Wairimu, Veronica Waceke, Nice Githinji, Rosemary Waweru, Janet Kirina, Mwaura Nganga, movie stars Justin Mirichii and Wangari Gioche. The stage manger is Nina Mwiti.

This comedy is directed by Mbeki Mwalimu and Veronica Waceke and produced by Abuto Eliud

April 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Bridegroom for Sale, Mar. 26-30 2014 @ Alliance Française

Bridegroom for sale
Comedy powerhouse, Heartstrings Entertainment crashes back with yet another massive comedy hit show Bridegroom for Sale directed by Sammy Mwangi

Dates: 26th – 30th March 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Times: 6.30 pm weekdays, 3 & 6.30 pm weekends
Charges: Kshs 500
For tickets call: 0722 0737745541, Paybill No.: 747722

March 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

[Cancelled] Stand-Comedy: Coming to America, Mar. 22 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Coming to America a stand-up comedy by Martin Sophia

Date: March 22, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 & 7 pm
Tickets: 500/-

Kenyan diaspora artist, Martin, is back in town with a stand-up routine Coming to America.

Having been away from Kenya since 2005, and running a successful theatre company and a taxi service in America, Martin will take the audience through a hysterical cycle of going to America, living in America and the perception of friends and family.

March 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Kiss your Ex? Mar. 14-16 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Kiss Your Ex Flyer
THE FRIENDS ENSEMBLE Makers of super crazy comedies RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, RUMOURS and HUSBAND CAUGHT invite you to watch Kiss your Ex.

Dates: March 14-16, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Nairobi
Time: 6 & 8.30pm Friday; 3, 6 and 8.30pm Saturday and Sunday 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Ksh. 500/=
Tickets Hotline: 0720 861 236 or 0733 720 585, Email : friendsensemble@gmail.com

Synopsis
After twenty years, they meet by accident, and eventually get together to talk over old times and catch up on what has happened since they parted. And so begins a journey of memories: their first meeting, their love for each other, their marriages and children.

All is underscored by nagging questions: why have they remained strangers for so long? Why didn’t they get married? Why don’t they… oh, they are! To other people!

March 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Comedy Thriller: Deception, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Deception
Dates & Time: Thur 27 Feb at 6 & 8pm, Fri 28 Feb at 6 & 8pm, Sat 1 Mar at 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 2 Mar at 3, 6 & 8pm
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: 500/=

Synopsis
A senior politician goes out for a night of fun in a private apartment she has rented for her boyfriend, unaware that she is also under investigations for her possible role in a public procurement scandal. Hilarity reaches fever pitch when the local police patrol step in to investigate strange noises from the apartment as a pizza delivery van arrives to cause more confusion.

A series of mistaken identities ensue resulting in an unexpected tragic end. There are key life lessons to be learned from this bold play.

This comedy thriller is an original script by FCA directed by Mbeki Mwalimu and produced by Abuto Eliud

February 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm 1 comment

Stand Up Comedy: Opa Williams’ Nite of a Thousand Laughs, Nov. 9 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds

Night of a Thousand Laughs
Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Acts: BasketMouth frm Nigeria, Nduliso from South Africa, Pablo from Uganda, Daliso from Malawi, Sleepy from, Chipukeezy and Ayeiya from Kenya with Music by Mercy Myra, Dela and DJ Frida

November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Stand-up show: Bussmann’s back, Oct. 30 2013 @ Vineyard

Bussmann
BONO AND GELDOF ARE C*NTS
A light-hearted look at foreign aid and who it really aids. This foul-mouthed, funny and frightening parody lecture on charity, Africa and celebrities asks: when did poverty become an industry that needs poverty to stay in business?
Jane takes us on a journey through Africa, trying to find out why being decent attracts wankers.

October 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Comedy: Do You Love Me, Nov. 1-3 2013 @ Kenya National Theatre

Do you love me

October 29, 2013 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Comedy Night: Africa’s Kings of Comedy, Oct. 26 2013 @ KICC

Africa's Kings of Comedy
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: KICC
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2000

Acts from: Mandy from Nigeria, Kagiso Lediga from South Africa, Patric Salvador from Uganda, Carl Joshua from Zimbabwe and Eric Omondi from Kenya

October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am 1 comment

Comedy: Rumours, August 23-25 2013 @ Kenya National Theatre

Rumours
The Friends Ensemble and Fanaka Arts Theatre presents Neil Simon’s international hit comedy Rumours directed by Ellis Otieno

Dates: August 23-25, 2013
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Times: Friday 6.30 pm and Saturday 3 & 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Synopsis
Some rich couples, who were invited to the deputy governor’s home for his 10th Wedding Anniversary fall into uncontrollable panic and outright rage after the deputy governor is found with a bullet wound. His wife and domestic staff are not at home. As they try to calm the situation, they decide to come up with stories to hide what they think is going to be a huge scandal from the media and police.

Their cover-up stories become so intertwined that when the police arrive (to handle a completely different issue), they become so scared, they spill the beans.

August 16, 2013 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Comedy Show: Birthday Suite, Aug. 16-18 2013 @ Kenya National Theatre

new birthday suite
From Friday 16 to 18 August 2013 at Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi, FCA- Festival of Creative Arts proudly presents Birthday Suite;

Dates: August 16-18, 2013
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 500
Hotlines: 020-2025811/ 0726 524 124

Show times:Friday 16th at 6 & 8 pm, Saturday 17th at 3, 6 & 8 pm and Sunday 18th August at 3 & 6 pm.

Synopsis
Take two adjoining hotel suites, add two couples, both on extremely nervous blind dates, contrive that they each somehow meet the wrong partner, and complicate matters with an excitable room waitress whose mission in life is to encourage romance wherever it might spark, and you have the recipe for an evening of chaotic entanglements and unlikely liaisons which constantly teeters on the edge of disaster.

August 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Political Comedy: Kenyan Pigs, Cats & Dogs, Jul. 30 – Aug. 4 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Kenyan Pigs, Cats & Dogs

July 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Comedy Show: Hot Seat with Teacher Wanjiku & JB Masanduku, Jul. 27 2013 @ Alliance

Date: July 27, 2013
Venue: Alliance
Entry: Kshs 500

July 15, 2013 at 9:43 am 2 comments

Sensual Comedy: House of Lungula, Coming Soon – Early July @ The Cinemas

House of Lungula
HOUSE of Lungula is a Sexy Comedy touching on the sexual habits of Kenyans.
Based on many true stories…

Starring: Ian Mbugua, Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras

Filmed by John Wambugu and directed by Alex Konstantaras, Lizz Njagah & Aggie Nyagari. Sound by Naftali Wambugu

May 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm 3 comments

Comedy: Different Forest Same Monkeys, Until Apr. 14 2013 @ Alliance

Different Forest Same Monkeys
Different Forests, Same Monkeys presented by Heartstrings Kenya

Dates: April 2-14, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6.30pm, Weekends 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [0721 608 656]

We have found ourselves demanding for great changes: new constitution, elections, no corruption, transparency etc, etc. We have done this so that our lives can change for the best. But the big question is, have we, ourselves as Kenyans changed? We are quick to ask for change, but we have refused to conform to the change. Do remain the same old liars, immoral, dirty, tribalists, corrupt, thieves, the list goes on.

This gut-crushing comedy will hilariously show how we are asking for a good life but there is no effort on our part in making the change in ourselves as Kenyans.

April 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Toc Toc – A Play in French, Feb. 20-22 2013 @ Alliance

TOC TOC
A play in French by Laurent Baffie presented by la Troupe de Théâtre Amateur Francophone

Dates: February 20-22, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 900 Available at the ‘Jardin de Paris’ restaurant (Alliance Française ground floor) or Book your ticket: sms 0738-657-680 or 0722-716-059
E-mail contact: theatre.nairobi@gmail.com

Shows followed by a cocktail

February 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm 1 comment

Play: A Perfect Husband with a Twist, Feb. 3 2013 @ Oshwal Centre

Gujarati Play

The play is a hilarious gujarati play which targets the age-groups from teenagers and above. It is suitable for middle aged and older people too.

The gujarati spoken in the play is the normal dialect we use at home.

Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2013
Venue: Oshwal Centre Auditorium
Time: From 5pm onwards (to be seated by 4:45pm & free seating)
Ticket Price: KShs. 1,000/- and includes refreshments that will be served after the play

For more information & tickets please contact:
Naina Gudhka: 0726876294
Sonal Galaiya: 0721343375/ 0736102002
Sajni Hashwin Galaiya: 0722481500

January 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Are you a Donkey or a Horse, Dec. 11-16 2012 @ Alliance

Donkey or Horse

December 10, 2012 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Kamba Play: Ndukatavye Mundu [Don’t Tell Anyone] by @MwalimChurchill, Nov. 30-Dec 2 2012 @ National Theatre


The First Ever Kamba Play At Kenya National Theatre: Ndukatavye Mundu! (Don’t Tell Anyone!)
Directed By: Victor Ber and Conceptualized by Dan ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki

Opening Gala: November 30, 2012
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2,500 – Hotline: 0726 109 109

Dates:December 1-2, 2012.
Venue: Kenya National Theatre Main Auditorium
Time: 3 pm & Evening 6:30 pm [1,000 stalls 1,500 balcony]

November 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Hot Seat with Wakimani, Nov. 17 2012 @ Alliance


Full info here: Facebook event page

November 15, 2012 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Hot Seat with Aleiyaaa, Oct. 27 2012 @ Alliance


Date: October 27, 2012
Venue: Alliance Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [0721608656]

October 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Battle of Migingo, Oct. 13 2012 @ KICC


Date: October 13, 2012
Venue: KICC
Time: 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Eric Omondi-Kenya Vs Salvador-Uganda
Also featuring: Jalang’o, JB..

October 12, 2012 at 9:38 am 2 comments

Comedy: The Hot Mamas, Oct. 19-21 2012 @ Alliance


The Friends Ensemble invites you to watch arguably, one of the hottest and funniest Comedies ever scripted! The Hot Mamas

Dates: Oct. 19-21, 2012
Venue: the Alliance Française de Nairobi
Time: Friday 6 & 8.30 pm, Saturday 3, 6 and 8.30 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [0720 861 236 or 0733 720 585]
Offer: Get your ticket before October 14, 2012 for only Kshs 400

An uncontrollable crazy, sexy, A-Laugh –A-Line Masterpiece!

This play is strictly for adults only!

October 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

8 Final Shows: Kenyan Play Boy, Oct. 9-14 2012 @ Alliance


Tickets & info dial 0721 608 656

October 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Kenyan Playboy, Oct. 2-7 2012 @ Alliance


Dates: October 2-7, 2012
Venue: Alliance
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [Call 0721608656]

October 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: The Hot Seat-Allan Weku, Sept. 29 2012 @ Alliance Francaise Gardens


Date: September 29, 2012
Time: 7pm
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Tickets: 500 [0721 608 656]

Directed by Sammy Mwangi and Victor Ber and hosted by Dan Ndambuki aka Churchill

September 28, 2012 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Play/Comedy: Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, Sept. 28-30 2012 @ Alliance


Dates: September 28-30, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: weekdays 6pm and weekends 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 300 and Gate Kshs 400 [0727 271 728 or 0789 716 147]

September 24, 2012 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

[Postponed] Stand Up Comedy: Larry Asego in Me, Myself & I, Sep 7 2012 @ Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

Update from Larry Asego: The performance has been postponed to next week Friday 7th September. This is following the security concerns by Alliance Francaise today which were also characterized by the closure of the building and facilities.
After two successful runs of The Premier edition of the HOT SEAT, the King of Wit comes back on stage in his one man show Me, Myself and I. He will share with you multiple insights on, amongst other things, things they never taught you about fatherhood.

Date: September 7, 2012
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Expect a show with side splitting riot served rare and undiluted

August 28, 2012 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

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