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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

Theatre: Trapped – A Festival of Creative Arts Production, Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Trapped
Dates & Time

Fri. 18th : 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sat. 19th : 3.00, 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sun. 20th : 3.00 & 6.00pm

Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Tickets: Kshs 500/-

The play is set in a doctors’ lounge in a hospital as a neurologist prepares a lecture to give to his fellow colleagues. Distractions ensue as a spiraling chaos of deceit, false identity and cover-up unfold.

Adults only

July 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Theater & Performances: The Cherry Orchard, Jul. 25-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Cherry Orchard
Dates: July 25-27, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Times: Friday 6 pm, Weekend 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Gate KES 450

July 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Trapped directed by Mbeki Mwalimu, Jul. 11-13 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

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Hilarious Comedy Fri 11 July at 6 & 8pm, Sat 12 July at 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 13 July at 3 & 6pm at Alliance Francaise

STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY

Romantic fling with cleaner lands doctor in hot soup!

Trapped is a hilarious audience-pleasing fast-paced comedy. Its physical over-the-top makes our last show Dangerous Affairs seem like a prayer meeting by comparison. The comedy is starring Kenya’s superstars directed by Mbeki Mwalimu. The setting of Trapped is a medical hospital. A doctor (Nick Ndeda) is practicing the lecture he will deliver to an assembly of fellow gynaecologists in less than an hour. The speech’s success is vital to his career.

Interruptions abound. First it’s various other medical staff rehearsing their quartet dance routines for the Sakata Dance Competition (i.e. the cheeky Nigerian doctor played by Maina Olwenya; tough talking matron played by Yvonne Carter; the temptress – sexy and alluring nurse played by Lulu Wilson and the new intern doctor played by Henry Gitau Ngogoyo). Then a long-ago ex (Wangari Gioche), who was once a cleaner at the hospital, brings the news that she gave birth 16 years earlier to the doctor’s daughter (Janet Kirina) and that the daughter is in the hospital in search of Dad! Yes, there is his harsh wife (Rosemary Waweru), and she knows
nothing of the past liaison!

And in the spiraling chaos of deceit, false identity and manic cover-up that ensues, the mission is to avoid the daughter, pacify the ex, keep the chief specialist and hospital deputy director (Derrick Amunga) at bay and fend off various distractions, among them a patient from deep in the village excited by the goings-on (Johnson Chege) and an inquisitive police officer.

Tickets @500/=. Advance tickets on sale at only 400 bob till July 4th. 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.

July 4, 2014 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Performance: Between Us by Syowia Kyambi, Jul. 5 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Between Us
Date: July 5, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 5.30 pm
Tickets: KShs 1000
T: 0715 125 127
W: www.SyowiaKyambi.com

July 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Falling Off a Log – Directed by Lydiah Gitachu, Until Jul. 6 2014 @ Phoenix Players

Falling off a Log
Dates: Until July 6, 2014
Venue: Phoenix Players, Parliament Road
Tickets: Kshs 500

June 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

The Good Body Play, Jun. 27-28 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Good Body Revised
Hilarious, dramatic monologues on Friday 27th at 7:00 pm & Saturday, 28th June at 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House), Waiyaki Way, Westlands

These laugh-a-minute monologues aim to uplift and to empower as they entertain. The monologues soften the ever-fraught relationship between women and their bodies, explores the destructive body esteem issues and leads towards finding beauty in imperfection The Good body tackles our perfect imperfections with some candid hilarious monologues about our bum size, skin colour, 24 waistline, acne, the tummy tucks, the thigh gap, piercings, tummy tyres etc

All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative. The beneficiary Flone Initiative Gender Equality program is a response to the brutal acts of stripping purportedly indecently women in bus terminus. The program works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.

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

Tickets @1000/=. Advance tickets on sale at only 800 bob till June 26th.

MPesa Paybill: Business No: 961700 Account No: 00520 (You’ll find your ticket at the door).

Call 0720701359 / 0736330680 for booking

Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House), Waiyaki Way, Westlands

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

Performance Art/Installation: Between Us by Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Jun. 14-Jul. 19 2014 @ GoDown Art Centre – Dunga Road, Industrial Area

Between Us
Between Us is an experimental multi-media production by Miriam Syowia Kyambi incorporating live art performance, installation, photography and video taking place over four weeks in Nairobi at The GoDown Art Centre.

The production aims to unravel and examine critically our perception of what is acceptable, what is private and the meaning we impose on what we see, informed by how we are shaped by the society we live in and the conventions we live by.

EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOPS
Dates: 14th June – 19th July 2014
Venue: The GoDown Art Centre, Dunga Road, Industrial Area
Opening times
Mon- Fri: 9 am – 5pm and Sat: 10am – 5pm
Entry: Free

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Date: Saturday 5th July 2014 – 5:30pm
Venue: The GoDown Art Centre, Dunga Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi
Tickets to the performance: KSH 1000

Trailer

Between Us – Trailer from Miriam Syowia Kyambi on Vimeo.

June 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Play: Hate by Shakespeare feat. Mkamzee Mwatela, Jun. 13 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub

Shakespeare Hate
Directed by Robin Denault with Mkamzee Mwatela, Charles Ouda, Samson Psenjen and Jack Gitonga, the play Hate by Shakespeare will be an illuminating display at the PAWA254 Mageuzi Hall, this Friday, 13th of June from 7.00 pm.

Advance ticket sh500 (available till Thursday 12th)
Door tickets sh600

June 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Father’s day Musical Narrative: City Dads – and the Women who love them, Jun. 6-8 2014 @ Alliance

City Dads
Wholesome Entertainment’s Father’s day Musical Narrative (City Dads)- Showing June 6th,7th and 8th

Happy new Month. Hope you are well. Father’s day is coming up in June (15th),and we as Wholesome entertainment will this weekend take you through the incredible,anxious filled,exciting yet at times troublesome journey of fatherhood and how this affects the women who love them. The story will be told through entertaining dramatization,interactive narration and awesome singing.

Featuring: Benjamin Webi, Michael Oyier and Steve Katingima

What a great way to spend your weekend,treat your dad,or a father you know,or just enjoy great entertainment with your friends.

The Show: City Dads and the women who love them.
When: June 6th,7th and 8th.
Where: Alliance Francaise
Time: Fri 6th – 6pm and 8.30pm
Sat 7th- 6pm
Sun 8th-3pm and 6pm
Cost: Kshs 1000.

Ticket hotline :0725040951

June 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch & Theatre Performance: Six and the City – 6 Short Plays on Nairobi, June 4 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Book Launch & Theatre Performance: Six and the City - 6 Short Plays on Nairobi

June 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Bridegroom for Sale by Heartstrings Entertainment, May 7-11 2014 @ Alliance Française

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May 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Relative Strangers, May 2-18 2014 @ Phoenix Theatre, Professional Centre – Parliament Road,

Relative Strangers
Relative Strangers, a comedy play written by Trevor Cowper and directed by Lydia Nyambura Gitachu.

Opening: May 2, 2014
Venue: Phoenix Theatre
Days and time: Wed. & Thur. 7 pm, Friday 7.30 pm & Sat. & Sun 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Runs until: May 18, 2014

SYNOPSIS
The central character is George, successful, overworked architect, with a willful daughter Fiona, a talented but unfulfilled wife, Joanna, a secretary whose efficiency and loyalty cover a deeper passion, and an urbane business partner who recommends to George a therapeutic affair to take his mind off all his pressures. Along comes Gina , beautiful, clever, and on the face of it aggressively feminist,to fill this prescription.
But this play is no average Knockabout farce, and the complications that ensure raise thought-provoking questions on the easy assumptions we tend to make about modern manners. Where, for instance, does Gina’s feminism come into the heart and soul commitment she demands from George? What triggers Joanna’s drinking- frustration(sexual or artistic) or simply lack of loving kindness? George’s charm may be strong enough to command a remarkable degree of loyalty…but his teenage daughter understands what lies beneath the charm…

April 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm 2 comments

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

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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

Play: Borrowed Life, Apr. 11-13 2014 @ Alliance Française

Borrowed Life
Wholesome entertainment presents Borrowed Life a captivating play showing- April 11th, 12th and 13th at the Alliance Francaise. To book your tickets call 0725 040 951

Borrowed Life – Melissa, a young wife who feels trapped by her “slow husband” who has a “Poverty mentality”, decides goes to go on an unrelenting quest to move on up that eventually turns deadly.

Dates: April 11-13, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: Kshs 500

SYNOPSIS

Melissa feels trapped, being married to what she considers her ‘slow’ husband. She gets even angrier when her younger friend and neighbor buys property, while they are still being held back by her husband’s “poverty mentality.” She eventually tries to “invest” behind her husband’s back; however when the politician from whom she buys prime land demands for more than she can give, Melissa finds herself thrown into a web of secrets, and nothing could have prepared her for the downward spiral her life gets into, as her unrelenting quest to move on up turns deadly.

To book your tickets call 0725 040 951
Lipa na Mpesa number 317979

Written by Seth Busolo, Directed by May Wairimu, Produced by Daisy Busolo and Samuel Kyama, Stage manager Charity Nyambura

Tickets also available at Alliance Francaise

April 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Clybourne Park – Adapted by George Mungai, Apr. 4-19 2014 @ The Phoenix Theater

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Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. Adapted by George Mungai and directed by Likarion Wainaina.

Starting on the 4th of April to the 19th of April
Venue: The Phoenix Theater.
Tickets at 500

Starring Joshwa Mwai, Sam Psenjen, Valentine Ziki, Vicky Gichora, Njoki Kagwanja, Brian Munene and Bruce Makau.

March 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

Show/School Production: We Will Rock You, Mar. 26-28 2014 @ Braeburn Garden Estate School

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Braeburn Garden Estate proudly presents “We Will Rock You”, the dynamic musical written by Queen and Ben Elton.

Dates: March 26-28, 2014
Venue: Garden Estate School
Times: 7 pm Daily
Tickets: Adults: Ksh600, Students Ksh300 – Tickets on sale at Braeburn Garden Estate.
Contacts: Email – bgetickets@braeburn.ac.ke or call 0720 667622 / 0734 600029

About
We Will Rock You’ is a futuristic tale which tells of a massive corporation, Globalsoft, which sends computer generated music to all of the people on the planet.
Singing, musical instruments, and any expression of creativity, are banned. But Lost Texts are known to exist which talk of music from years gone by. A group of rebels (the Bohemians) strive to discover the lost music, and bring down the corporation.
The two heroes, Galileo and Scaramouche, discover musical instruments buried in rock, which they use to vaporise the head of the corporation (The Killer Queen), and send the Power Of Rock around the world to free the masses, enabling them to be musically creative once again.

March 25, 2014 at 1:01 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

Silence is a Woman by Sitawa Namwalie, Mar. 13-15 2014 @ Shifteye Gallery

Silence is a Woman
SILENCE IS A WOMAN by Sitawa Namwalie returns.
A new year a new show, about the many faces and spaces of silence in womens lives.

Show Dates: Thursday 13th March 2014, Friday 14th March, 2014 and Saturday 15th March, 2014
Doors Open: 6.30 PM, Show Starts: 7.30 PM
Venue: Shifteye Gallery, The Priory Place, Argwings Khodek Rd. Kilimani
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000/= per person
Bookings/MPESA: 0702024848 / Email: Sitawa.namwalie@gmail.com

Performers
Sitawa Namwalie
Aleya Kassim
Melvin Alusa

Instrumentalist
Willy Rama
Boaz Otieno

About “Silence is a Woman”

I have seen that if I want to write in such a way that I eject people out of their slumber, I must go where I am afraid to go. That is where the gold lies. That thing that I am afraid to face, that thing that has me triggered, spinning, pissed off, embarrassed, feeling humiliated, all those emotions that keep me SAFE that is where the gold lies.

March 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Charity Event/Play: Temptations, Mar. 15-16 2014 @ Braeside School Theatre

Tempations
Temptations is back!! Starring top cream of Kenyan actors.

Dates: March 15-16, 2014
Venue: Braeside School Theatre (near Braeburn School)
Tickets at Ksh 1000/+. A Charity event: Buy a ticket & prevent a mother from maternal death in rural Kenya. Call/Mpesa 0726524124/0728130134/0734524124

Synopsis

1 Man has 3 fiancées whom he has separately promised to marry. But something always seems to go wrong with well laid plans and in his case, the mother of all battles begins when one unfortunate day, his girls appear all at once and he has to keep them from tearing each other to shreds! His snoopy landlord has chosen to monitor claims of strange activities as his very cheeky house-girl adds to the confusion but it is his alcoholic friend from the village who literally brings the house down in a madly hilarious show not to be missed!

Starring
Mary Wangari Gioche, Mwaura N Bilal, Nariki Janet Kirina, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji, Zafrullah Khan and Umi Rajab.

Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu and produced by Abuto Eliud. Stage management by Nina Mwiti. Front office: Cynthia Njuguna, Rynoh Reagan Kukuni, Masuti Mwalimu and Nimrod Lucky Mwangangi. Lights and Sound by Allan Bryan Weku.

March 10, 2014 at 2:14 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

Theatre/Performance: Borrowed Life, Mar. 6-8 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

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Event details
DATES: March 6-8, 2014
VENUE: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
TIME: Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday 6pm
COST: Kshs 500. Call 0725 040 951 to book your tickets

Written by Seth Busolo, Directed by May Wairimu, Produced by Daisy Busolo and Samuel Kyama, Stage manager Charity Nyambura

Borrowed Life Synopsis
Melissa feels trapped, being married to what she considers her ‘slow’ husband. She gets even angrier when her younger friend and neighbor buys property, while they are still being held back by her husband’s “poverty mentality.”

She eventually tries to “invest” behind her husband’s back; however when the politician from whom she buys prime land demands for more than she can give, Melissa finds herself thrown into a web of secrets, and nothing could have prepared her for the downward spiral her life gets into, as her unrelenting quest to move on up turns deadly.

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

Theatre: Roots of Shame Seeds of Pain, Mar. 5-16 2014 @ Phoenix Players – Professional Centre

Date: March 5-16, 2014
Venue: Professional Centre – Parliament Road
Time: Wed.-Thur. 7 pm, Fri. 7.30 pm and Sat 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Contacts: info@phoenixtheatre.co.ke

Written by Brian Munene(Original idea by David Opondoe) and Directed by Millicent Ogutu

Rated: +16

March 4, 2014 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa

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Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.

Synopsis
Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.

The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.

Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).

Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.

Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.

Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.

The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.

Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.

Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
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The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-

March 3, 2014 at 3:12 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

Play: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Feb. 20-23 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde a Strathmore Drama Society production

Dates: February 20-23, 2014 [Except Friday February 21, 2014]
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 & 6 pm all days
Tickets: Kshs 450 at the gate and Kshs 350 in advance
February’s Offer! Couples Kshs 800 at the gate and Kshs 600 in advance

The play chronicles a series of misunderstandings and deceptions. A mother sacrifices herself and her reputation in order to save her daughter’s marriage in this tale of comedy, surprises and emotion.

February 18, 2014 at 11:57 am 2 comments

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