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The Caged Bird Sings – A Play Inspired by Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 2015 @ The Phoenix Theatre

U.S. Embassy and Tone Theatre Productions to Stage “The Caged Bird Sings,” a Play Inspired by Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and Her Literary Works

Date and Time
Thursday, February 26 2015 (Red Carpet Premiere, Invite Only, Media Welcome)
Evening Show — 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015,
Evening Show — 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Matinee Show — 3:00 p.m.
Evening Show — 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Matinee Show — 3:00 p.m.
Evening Show — 6:00 p.m.

Venue: The Phoenix Theatre
Tickets: KES 500

The Kenyan play production, “The Caged Bird Sings,” draws parallels between the triumph of the African-American struggle for equality and civil rights and Kenya’s struggle with ethnicity, social justice, economic empowerment and freedom of expression.

“The Caged Bird Sings” is rendered in music, dance and elocution. Composers include world celebrated Moipei Sister, Serephine Moipei, and Terry Wambui, Abdulrazak Ingutia, Claire Etaba, Lindah Manja, Collins Onyango, Wendy Kandra, Josephine Wambui, Charles Chizi Ngambi, George, Marie Wambui, and John Kinyanjui. The production crew includes Nicholas Moipei as Music Consultant, Dennis as Choreographer, and Evans Mbinji as Music Co-Director, among others.

To learn more about this play production or to purchase tickets, please contact:

Anita Ngungi 0705589722 / George Orido 0721457025 / Kennedy Waudo 0722745543
Visit Facebook: The Caged Bird Sings
Follow on Twitter: @CagedBirdKenya @ToneTheatre

February 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

Play: Take it or Leave it, Feb. 10-15 2015 @ Alliance Française

Take it

February 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm 1 comment

Theatre/Performance: Hamlet, Feb. 2 2015 @ Oshwal Centre – Parklands

Date: February 2. 2015
Venue: Oshwal Centre – Parklands
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Adults KES 2000, Children KES 1000

January 26, 2015 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Monologue / Comedy: MENding Monologues, Jan. 29-31 2015 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Event date & time: Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st at 7pm.
Advance Tickets Ksh. 800/= (Offer ends 29th) and At the door Ksh. 1,000/=
Event Venue: Safaricom House-Micheal Joseph Centre (Waiyaki Way,Westlands)

Mending Monologues explores gender violence issues from a male perspective by using true, first-person monologues and comedy.

Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu

January 20, 2015 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Couples Behaving Badly, Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 2015 @ Alliance Française

Couples Behaving Badly
Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Tickets: KES 500/-
Fri. @ 6pm & 8.30pm
Sat. @ 3pm, 6pm & 8.30pm
Sun. @ 3pm and 6pm

Two couples, both with different issues ailing their relationships get stuck in a hotel, and attempt to solve their differences amidst confusion…

Couples Behaving Badly is a Friends Ensemble production.

January 17, 2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Performance: Attack of the Shidas, Dec. 15, 16 & 18 2014 @ Carnivore Restaurant

Attack of the Shidas is a thrilling theatre performance with music and dance in English and Kiswahili suitable for all the family.

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.

December 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

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
Entrance free


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.

December 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

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