Posts filed under ‘theater & performances’
Dates and Time: Monday December 15th, 16th and 18th (2 shows per day)
1st Show: 11 am
2nd Show: 4 pm
VENUE: The Carnivore Play Ground.
COSTS: KES 500 at the gate, Kes 1,200 lunch package
The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Storymoja, created a live performance of the novel ‘The Attack of the Shidas-AKAS Save Planet Earth’ by Muthoni Muchemi.
‘The Attack of the Shidas’ is about children from different communities in Kenya who realize that the only way to save their land from conflict over a well, is by working together. ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ addresses the very delicate and contentious issue of discrimination by providing simple and practical messages to children and adults in an entertaining manner. According to the children who have read the storybook, its greatest attribute is that it makes children more capable of recognising and confronting discrimination. It is expected that the live performances of ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ will contribute to that awareness even more -especially as the play is a great mixture of music, dance and theatre. As all Kenyans will recognise the theme of the play, it is interesting for people from all ages and backgrounds.
The play ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ has been created with the assistance of a professional writer Mr. Joseph Murungu. The production is performed by 6 performers trained by The Theatre Company of Kenya and will last exactly an hour. The cast has a flexible approach to language, so it will be a mix of English, Swahili and local languages.
Directed by Keith Pearson.
Performance: Weaving Pan-Africanism at the Scene of the Gathering, Dec. 10 2014 @ Alliance Française Gardens
Date: Wednesday, December 10 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
‘WEAVING PANAFRICANISM AT THE SCENE OF THE GATHERING’ by the Weaving Kenya Women’s Collective
A performance based on the essay ‘Pan Africanism, diaspora and gender’ that revisits ideas of belonging and identity, calling our attention to the intellectual labour that precedes, accompanies and becomes the legacy of critical inventions embodied in Women’s Acts of Resistance.
All this time Kenyans have thought that all fake things have come from China. Little do we know that that is a cover-up for the massive fakeness that we have embraced as Kenyans.
A Heartstrings Entertainment production, directed by Sammy Mwangi
GETTING MARRIED by George Bernard Shawa
Dates: November 28-30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française auditorium
Tickets: KES 500
Time: Fri. @ 6pm and Week-end @ 3 & 6pm
On the morning of the Bishop’s daughter’s wedding to a town commoner, events unfold that will change the views about marriage in this society forever.
A STRATHMORE DRAMA SOCIETY production
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate
The play is an exploration of various stereotypes of women.
Theatre: Kaggia – written by John Sibi-Okumu, Oct. 31 – Nov. 16 2014 @ Phoenix Theatre / Professional Centre
Dates: October 31 – November 16, 2014
Venue: Phoenix Theatre / Professional Centre
Tickets: Adults KES 500 & Students KES 300
Timing: Wed & Thursday 7 pm | Friday 7.30 pm | Saturday 6 pm [15 & 16 th 3 & 6 pm]
Written by John Sibi-Okumu and directed by Nick Njache
Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Admission: Ksh. 500/=
Duration: 75 minutes
Checkmate Mido interacted with various maasai elders in Ololosokuan, Ngong’ and collected these stories. Together with reknowned story-teller and theatre makerOgutu Muraya and the hip, versatile urban band Yellow Light Machine created the performance HERO: Ololosokuan in 2013 and HERO: Ololosokuan II in 2014 both performed at the Savannah Sunset Resort/Ololosokuan. HERO: Ololosokuan III is a unique and entertaining performance sequel that will make you wonder just how significant a simple thing like a name is.
Featuring Checkmate Mido, Ondiso Loise Madete, Joseph Gichinga, Mo Pearson, Ricky Matthews Githinji and Maich Better
Tickets will be available at the gate.
Ticket reservations can be made through me (Mido) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 0703603049