Posts tagged ‘Nyambura M Waruingi’
Opening Date: September 20, 2013
Venue: Phoenix Players
Runs Until: October 5, 2013.
Tickets: Ksh. 500.
First produced in New York in 1987, it successfully opened at London’s Lyric Theatre in 1987. Hilarious and touching, this play for six women is set in a beauty parlour somewhere in Louisiana. Through four scene spanning three years, Clairee , Ouiser, her eager but inexperienced assistant, engaged in small town gossip, running the gamut of the birth/marriage/death cycle.
The play moves towards tragedy when Shelby – a diabetic dies following a kidney-transplant operation, and the deep strength and purposefulness, underlying the antic banter of its character is ultimately revealed.