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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

WWRY final poster-updated
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

The poster
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
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005
M – PESA PAY BILL NR. 82386

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

Play/Comedy: Husband for Breakfast, Jan. 28- Feb. 2 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Husbands for Breakfast
Husbands for breakfast is a comedy by heartstrings Kenya featuring a star-studded cast with Anthony Ndung’u and Olwenya of Nairobi Half Life fame and the fast ever-rising female actress Aimee Ongeso who is a host on CHANNEL O.

Dates: January 28 & 30 and February 1-2, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6:30 pm & Weekends 3 & 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

About
This comedy puts philanderers on notice. It will show that beauty is not in the eyes of the beholder and that beauty will take to one place only, nowhere.

January 22, 2014 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Theatre & Performances: Perfect Wedding, Jan. 17-31 2014 @ Phoenix Theatre

Dates: January 17-31, 2014
Venue: Phoenix Theatre

Synopsis
A man wakes up on his wedding morning to find an extremely attractive naked girl in bed beside him. But in the depths of a stag-night hangover, he can’t remember meeting her. Before he can get her out his bride to-be arrives. In the ensuing panic, the crisis escalates to nuclear proportions with the arrival of the bride’s mother and the best man’s girlfriend. This rare combination of riotous farce and touching love story has provoked waves of laughter across Europe and America.

For more information kindly contact us on 0705 589722 /2225506 /2221661 or 0722 510705 or email phoenixtheater.nairobi@gmail.com .

January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Play: Temptations, Jan. 24-26 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

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Dates: January 24-26, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Friday @ 6 & 8 pm, Sat. @ 3, 6 & 8 pm, Sun @ 3, 6 & 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Doctor professes his love for one woman forcing other women to use unorthodox methods to win his love resulting in hilarious situations, complicated by mistaken identities.

An evening of hysterical comedy! While FCA plays are very entertaining, they are also very educative and help prepare against the many challenges in life. In particular life issues such as relationships are mirrored on stage in a subtle and humorous rendition.

The play “TEMPTATIONS” is an insight into societal problems of profound cultural and socio-economic ramifications. Issues are cleverly tackled without being preachy.

For bookings/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: fcakenya@gmail.com.

January 14, 2014 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Theatre: 50% Kenyan, Dec. 5-20 2013 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

50% Kenyan presented by Heartstrings Entertainment directed by Sammy Mwangi

Date: December 5-20, 2013 – Except December 9 & 16
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays – 6.30pm & Weekends – 3 & 6.30pm
Tickets: 500

Each Kenyan has a way they define their ‘Kenyaness’. One would think that that is not a problem. But it is. We have come to believe that our view about Kenya is the best and more supreme than others. This has made Kenyans tear into each other at the smallest difference.

As we mark 50 years, each Kenyan has his thought on how Kenya should mark 50 years of independence.

The big question is “Are You Half a Kenyan or A Full Non-Kenyan?

December 3, 2013 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Musical: Kenya at 50, Until Dec. 21 2013 @ Phoenix Players

Kenya at 50 Musical
Phoenix Players Present: Kenya At 50
Directed by Tash Mitambo
Music Director Charles Ouda

Dates: Runs until 21st Dec 2013.
Venue: Phoenix Players
Tickets only Ksh. 500.

SYNOPSIS
The nation of Kenya has existed from before there was a flag. Now, as we come up to our fiftieth year since independence, we celebrate our nation, our diversity, our drama, our love, and our cultures. We sing the songs that have made us happy, and celebrate each decade and each life that was in our proud nation.
Join us in a journey that is written in a narrative style and follows many different lives as they chase the future…

Without music, the story of Kenya is incomplete .Our determination, resilience, failures and conquests are captured in the songs we sing and dance to. Generations come and go but their music lives forever. Kenya
at 50 is a love story. Love between people who wade through the murky waters of politics, deception and betrayal. Together they rise but casualties cannot be avoided. Some just love but others just love to hate. The one thing everybody seems to love is song , dance and music . As they age together with their nation to reach the golden age at 50 they know from deep within their hearts,” MY LAND IS KENYA”.

To the audience, we encourage you to sing along if you know the song… and encourage you to dance as well. And spoiler alert…we make fun of ourselves and our culture but it is all in good fun.

November 29, 2013 at 9:45 am 1 comment

Comedy: Temptations, Nov. 28- Dec. 1 @ Alliance Francaise

fca poster TEMPTATIONS NEW
Dates: 28 November to 1 December
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Thursday 28 Nov. @ 6 & 8pm, Friday 29 Nov. @ 6 & 8pm, Sat 30 Nov. @ 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 1 Dec. @ 3, 6 & 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

For bookings/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: fcakenya@gmail.com

Synopsis

Doctor professes his love for one woman forcing other women to use unorthodox methods to win his love resulting in hilarious situations, complicated by mistaken identities. An evening of hysterical comedy! While FCA plays are very entertaining, they are also very educative and help prepare against the many challenges in life. In particular life issues such as relationships are mirrored on stage in a subtle and humorous rendition. The play “TEMPTATIONS” is an insight into societal problems of profound cultural and socioeconomic ramifications. Issues are cleverly tackled without being preachy.

November 22, 2013 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Story Yetu Musical Play, Nov. 23 2013 @ Catholic University of Eastern Africa

storyyetu musical
More information here

November 15, 2013 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Premier: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Nov. 17 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

cosi fan tutte
A Kenyan production of one of Mozart’s most charming and beautiful operas, Cosi Fan Tutte. Produced by Edita Camm

Date: November 17, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 2.30 pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1000 and Students Kshs 500

Proceeds from the show will enable a needy child go to school

November 12, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Play/Performance: Life in the Single Lane, Nov. 15 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

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An intriguing play with soulful music featuring Patricia Kihoro

Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 – Book on 0725 040 951

Reviews

Patricia Kihoro gave a dazzling performance in Seth Busolo’s Life in the Singles Lane – Margaretta wa Gacheru, Daily Nation November 8 2013

November 11, 2013 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Performance: HUNT by Tero Saarinen, World famous Finnish Dancer, Nov. 15 2013 @ Alliance Française

Hunt
Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs. 500 [Tickets Sold at the Door]

‘Hunt’ is Saarinen’s heart-stopping solo set to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. In this choreography, Saarinen is both the hunter and the hunted. The rhythm of the music is matched by Saarinen’s sinuous movements with his body acting as a canvas for a kaleidoscope of multi-media projections.

The dancer-choreographer focuses on the inner conflicts within an individual: between masculinity and feminity,good and evil, the fading of beauty…
‘Hunt’ was commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2002. This performance in Nairobi marks the last presentation of ‘Hunt’ in this centennial year of thefirst performance of the Rite of Spring.

A unique opportunity for Nairobians to catch this tour de force which has been performed in over 30 countries and over 80 cities.

November 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: The Hot Blooded Senator! Nov. 8-10 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Senator
Dates: November 8-10, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Times: Friday 6 & 8.30 pm, Saturday 3, 6 & 8.30 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Strictly 18+

Synopsis
What really happens around our senator when his wife is not around? We all know Michael, the senator, a person of high integrity and an ambassador of morality and humanity.

But there is this journalist who believes we are getting the whole picture wrong, and is out to do whatever it takes to pin down the senator on immorality grounds.

Activities revolve on this night that the senator is sure his wife is not around. But his wife’s trip is cut short, and the journalist claims to possess compelling information.

To settle our integrity assumption, come and witness what the senator has to go through to make his wife and the media understand the presence of some representatives, a scantily dressed call girl and his “incompetent” secretary at his house.

November 4, 2013 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

One Woman Play: To Marie with Love, Nov. 8-10 2013 @ Austin Room – Braeburn Theatre

To Marie with Love
TO MARIE WITH LOVE
The wonderful Millicent Ogutu gets back on stage after a brief hiatus in her first ever one woman show, the witty, controversial “To Marie With Love” by Pauline Devaney. The play is about the life and times of Marie Stopes, campaigner for women’s rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. It explores the intricacies of sexual and reproductive health through the ages as Marie’s own personal journey in an emotionally rich, personal,
humorous fashion.

This is also June Gachui’s directorial debut. To Marie With Love is proudly supported by Marie Stopes Kenya and The NEST Arts Company.

Tickets for adults cost 800 shillings and with a discounted rate of 500 shillings for students with official identification.

Performances are on the following dates @ the Braeburn theatre Austin Room off Gitanga Road.
Friday – 8th November 2013 – 7 pm/SOLD OUT
Saturday – 9th November 2013 – 3 pm and 6.30pm
Sunday -10th November 2013 – 4 pm

For ticket bookings call 020-2634488 or 0714 204676 or email – tickets254@gmail.com

The play is not suitable for people under the age of 16.

November 1, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Passing Strangers, Nov. 1-16 2013 @ Phoenix Player Theatre – Professional Centre

Passing Strangers
Phoenix Players Present: Passing Strangers
Directed by Samson Psenjen

Opening: November 1, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Player Theatre, Professional Centre

Runs until November 16, 2013
Tickets: Kshs 500 and Students Kshs 300

SYNOPSIS
Fickle thing, memory. Malcolm discovers how true his words are when he takes his friend Clive to a singles’ evening. Clive has just been left by his wife, while Malcolm is a confirmed bachelor . In the deserted hotel bar, to the depressing soundtrack of the next-door ballroom, they meet two recent divorcees; upwardly-mobile Julie and cynical, defiant Liz.

Malcolm is determined to break down Liz’s defences while trying to pair off Clive with Julie. But the women have a few tricks of their own, and Malcolm soon finds that life, like the evening, is full of surprises.

October 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

Play: Life in the Single Lane feat. Patricia Kihoro, Nov. 1 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Life In the Single Lane
Wholesome entertainment Presents Life In the Single Lane, an intriguing play With Soulful Music featuring Patricia Kihoro.

Date: Friday November 1st
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 – To book your tickets call 0725 040 951

Synopsis
Kiki an upcoming musician finds it hard to come up with her debut song, ahead of the launch of her “boyfriends” new restaurant. However when the restaurant opening is revoked by the Neurotic Madam Mugambi a government official, Kiki tries to gain sympathy by lying about the status of their relationship with her “Boyfriend” TJ. This forces her to keep up the act. On the other hand TJ seeks “financial help” for the restaurant from the Vivacious Terry, further complicating the “boyfriend” matter.And through the humorous and dramatic struggles of an in between business and an in between relationship, Kiki seeks to find herself and to find her song.

Written By Seth Busolo, Directed by Pauline Komu

October 29, 2013 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

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

Theatre & Performance: Husband Caught in the Net, Oct. 25-27 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Husband Caught
The friends ensemble makers of super crazy comedies home is where your clothes are!, run for your wife and rumours! Invite you to watch husband caught in the net produced by Davies Lule Lule and directed by Ellis Otieno

Date: October 25-27, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Friday 6.30 pm, Saturday 3, 6 & 8.30 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Ksh. 500
Tickets Hotline: 0720 861 236 or 0733 720 585 / Email: friendsensemble@gmail.com
Strictly adults only!

Synopsis
This is a sad, but very funny story of Mr. John Waiganjo, a Nairobi based cab driver who circumstances have forced him to believe that Facebook was made primarily to destroy him. However, he is not going down without a fight.
Mr Waiganjo has two lives, complete with two different homes and two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion.
His children, a boy and a girl from the different wives met in Facebook chat and their outstanding similarities have made them like each other so much, she has invited him home for tea.
Come and witness what Mr. Waiganjo is willing to go through to ensure that his daughter never gets to meet her “boyfriend” who is his son, and to ensure that his secret lives remain to be just that – A secret.

Cast includes: Lydia Gitachu, Sam Psenjen, Maggie Karanja, Joe Kinyua, Kevin Amwoma, Bernice Nthenya and Antony Ndung’u

October 22, 2013 at 8:19 am Leave a comment

Theatre & Performances: Preview of Kimbia, Oct. 18 2013 @ Creative Centre on Shanzu Road

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Date: October 18, 2013
Venue: Creative Centre on Shanzu Road, Lower Kabete
Time: 10-12 noon

October 18, 2013 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival Do-Over: Silence is a Woman, Oct. 25 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Silence is a Woman
Due to the tragic events of September 21, 2013 at Westgate, events planned for the evening of the 21st September and all events planned for 22nd September during the Storymoja Hay Festival were cancelled.

The Festival has made a decision to make available some of the cancelled shows.

Silence is a Woman will be performed at The Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom House at 7.30pm on 25th October 2013.

Date: October 25, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

If you had bought a Season Pass or tickets for the premium events above during the Storymoja Hay Festival, your ticket will be valid for use then. Please bring it with you.

For queries please write in to juliet@storymojaafrica.co.ke

October 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

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