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Comedy: Bank Robbery Gone Sour! Sept. 18-21 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Bank Robbery gone sour!

Dates and Time: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 at 6 & 8pm, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 at 3, 6 & 8pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Tickets: KES @500. Advance tickets on sale at only 400 bob till Monday September 15, 2014. Call/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel:0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: info@fcakenya.co.ke

STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY

About
A bank robbery has been staged but the getaway car fails to pick up the robbers who then commandeer a taxi. In a twist of fate, the taxi is involved in an accident. And in the ensuing confusion, the money is stolen by unknown people.

Working in cahoots with a crooked cop (played by Janet Kirina), the thugs suspect a taxi driver (played by Nick Ndeda) stole their loot and pursue him only to get sucked into his mysterious life involving two complicated neighbours (played Maina Olwenya and Xavier Nato) and his two very uniquely different wives (played by Nice Githinji and Hellena Waithera).

In the spiraling chaos of deceit, false identity and manic cover-up that ensues, an overzealous police constable (Umi Rajab) fresh from Kiganjo on her first assignment jumps into the frying pan bringing hilarity to new levels.

This is a high voltage roller coaster of fun from start to finish. You cannot miss this fast paced comedy performed by Kenya’s highly experienced superstar cast directed by Veronica Waceke and Mbeki Mwalimu. The show is stage managed by Mwajuma Belle and produced by Abuto Eliud

Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, Asanand Music Shop on Moi avenue, 8to8 Mall next to Jazz Bar.

September 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

GITHAA – Validating Dreams, Aug. 29-31 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Githaa
Dates: August 29-31, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7 pm
Charges: KES 1,000

This is a Kenyan classic as it was devised and first performed by the then participants of the 2006 Performance Skills Training Program which was facilitated by Mumbi Kaigwa and Keith Pearson, courtesy of The Theatre Company of Kenya. Ever since, It has brought the house down in many cities including Kerala India where it was performed to an audience of more than 2,000 people.

CAST: Melvin Alusa, Christine Savane, Bilal Mwaura, Lydia Gitachu, Willy Rama, Helena Waithera, Iddi Achien’g, Rogers Otieno

August 25, 2014 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Out of Town Theatre Performance: Picasso in Kenia, Aug. 2 2014 @ Klub Quest – Nanyuki

Picasso in Kenia
Date & Time: Saturday the 2nd of August at 4pm.
Venue: Klub Quest (next to Barclays Bank) in Nanyuki
Entry is by donation – give us what you think the show is worth!

Picasso in Kenia is an exciting and original collaboration between The Theatre Company of Kenya and the Dutch company, TiNaNiNaNi.

Originally written by their director, Ari Peterse, the performance examines the connections between the work and ideas of the most talked-about artist of the 20th Century, Pablo Picasso, and African art, using a combination of pathos, humour and music.

The piece has been explored and developed with the current TTC Training group, Dianna Kameta, Sunday Ndambia, Mvavu Eve-Onne, Eric Wanyama Wanyonyi and Martin Kigondu, along with Checkmate Mido , Sylviah Namusasi , Catherine Enane and Beryle Chebet. The TiNaNiNaNi members are Frans Siekman, Susan van Hulst, Fonge Frieling, Kamee Frieling and Jasper Valent.

Call 0722 554 372 for bookings and info.

August 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

[Postponed] Play: GITHAA – Validating Dreams, Aug. 8-10 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

NEW POSTER GITHAA

New Dates: August 29th, 30th, and 31 2014

Interacteam Media AND Spielworks Media have put up the play GITHAA – Validating dreams. It will be staged at Italian Institute of Culture (Opp. Jacaranda hotel in Westlands) on the 8th , 9th, 10th of August 2014 , at 7 pm.

The play has an experienced and talented cast ! Christine Savane, Lydia Gitachu , Bilal Mwaura, Helena Waithera, Willy Rama, Maryanne Nungo, Melvin Alusa, Iddi Achien’g and Rogers Otieno.

Charges are 1,000 per seating. Advance booking is encouraged due to limited seating.

You can purchase the tickets at Italian Institute of Culture, at Grenadier Hse 5th Floor. Also at Spielworks Media, Parkfield Place 5th Floor, Opp. Safaricom House.

For any inquiry email triciageula@gmail.com. Or call 0716603866

July 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment

Musical Play: City Fathers, Aug. 8-10 2014 @ Alliance Française

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!

Well…if you missed it the first time, here’s another chance to catch this captivating, humorous, intriguing Musical play that is BACK!!

…The play takes you through the journey of CITY DADS and their journey through fatherhood in the most realistic and typical way; ranging from financial obligations, tough decision making, and challenges brought about by wrong choices made earlier in life, to absentee fathers and the resolution to be the best fathers they could ever be and how this affects the women who love them. This takes the audience through a roller coaster of emotions in a captivating way.

This star studded performance will feature: Benjamin Webi, Michael Oyier and Steve Katingima.
The play is written by Seth Busolo, directed by Lucy Wache, Produced by Charity Nyambura and the music done by Benjamin Webi.

There will be 5 shows:
*Friday 8th Aug: 6 p.m and 8.30 p.m
*Saturday 9th Aug: 6 p.m
*Sunday 10th Aug: 3p.m and 6 p.m

Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 1st August. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 317979.
Tickets will also be on sale at the door for Ksh 1,000

July 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

Fundraising: Fire by Ten Special Event Featuring the show Kimbia, Live Music, & a Short Film, Jul. 26 2014 @ The Theatre Company Studio – Creative Centre

Theatre by 10
Join The Theatre Company of Kenya for a Fire by Ten special event featuring:
Kimbia: Five short plays based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes (2013/2014 Fire by Ten Touring Show)

Live music by Yellow Light Machine

Short Film: The School Run

SHOW DATE: Saturday 26th July, 2014
VENUE: The Theatre Company Studio at Creative Centre (Spring Valley Shopping Centre behind Dorman’s Cafe on No. 2 Shanzu road (pink gate) off Lower Kabete Road)
TIME: (Two Shows)
First Show (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Second starts (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 per person per show

Proceeds of this event will go to support Ogutu Muraya’s Masters Studies at The Amsterdam School of Arts- DasArts Master of Theatre Program.

For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Ogutu Muraya on 0724077528.
For a short preview have a look at the preview below

Kimbia: based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan runners from Kathelijn Fenger-leenders on Vimeo.

Synopsis
The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show about the life and times of Kenyan athletes.

The five plays that make up ‘Kimbia’ are: The Race by Cajetan Boy, When the Door Opens by Joseph Murungu, Just a Man by Edward Nthiga, Doping by Ogutu Muraya, Usiguskong (which means ‘Don’t Look Back’) by Joseph Gichinga
Directed by Liz Enane and Mido Dembede. Original music composed and arranged by the cast and directors. Movement and dance choreography by Joseph Gichinga

All actors are, just like the runners, Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities of The Theatre Company around the country.and show your clients, guests, pupils, students, colleagues, friends and family a great theatre performance which is funny, moving and beautiful!

Find full info on Theatre Company’s website

July 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club

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Back due to Public Demand!!

Thursday 31st at 7pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way-Westlands)
Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 30th July. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 961700 and Account No: 00520.
Tickets also on sale at the door for Kes 1,000, but do you want to risk being turned away

Friday, 1st August at 7pm at m (Members and their Guests)
Charges: Ksh.1,000 (Show Only)
Ksh. 2,500 (Show and Dinner)
For Tickets contact: Karen Country Club: 0722 204 431

* All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative

This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Mwikali Mary, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Wanjiru Mburu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu.

Tickets are Available at:
Alliance Francaise reception
Michael Joseph Centre: 0722 005 890
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040/ 0720 701 359 / 0736 330 680

*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.

July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

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