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Musical: Obama Dreams of a Father Musical, Jul. 22-26 2015 @ the Kenya National Theatre

Tone Theatre - Obama
Dates: July 22-26, 2015
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: Weekdays – 7 pm and Week-ends 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: KES 1000 at the Gate

July 20, 2015 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Skirmishes, Jul. 3-19 2015 @ Professional Centre – Parliament Road

Skirmishes
A play by Catherine Hayes and Directed by Martin Kigondu

Opening Night: July 3, 2015
Until: July 19, 2015
Time: Wed- 7pm, Thur-7pm, Fri-7:30pm and Sat-6pm
Kindly note that the last Sat 18th and 19th July we have two shows 3 and 6 pm

SYNOPSIS
A stark family portrait that in a light yet raw and honest way highlights the power of the dying and the tendency it has of bringing out the worst in those left to survive them Blurred Blood Sisterhood, Depth.

July 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Cut off My Tongue by Sitawa Namwalie Returns to Nairobi! Jul. 1-4 2015 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Cut Off My Tongue 2015
An award-winning and critically-acclaimed show about Kenyan identity & aspirations is back!

Dates: July 1-4, 2015
Venue: PAWA 254
Time: at 7.30pm
Ticket Kes 2000
For tickets you can call this number 0702-024848

About
One of the most sobering and positive things to happen in Kenya in 2008, soon after the post-election violence, was “Cut Off My Tongue”. At a time of great tension and uncertainty, this dramatized poetry show ranted, provoked, inspired and broke into song and dance as it explored the truths that shape us as Kenyans: our beliefs, the way we behave and why.

“Cut off My Tongue” deals with interrelated stories about life in Kenya grouped around tribe and ethnicity, political critique, identity, tradition and genealogy. Although the main focus of the show is Kenya, the themes addressed cut across post-colonial Africa and the continent’s struggle to deal with the question of “Nation-State”. It was performed by a multi-racial cast to sold-out audiences in Kenya, Uganda and the UK (Hampstead Theatre, London and the Hay Festival 2009). It is moving, entertaining, brave and frighteningly honest. It is politics – and love – that bites as it teases. If you are African in mind, body or spirit, you must see “Cut Off My Tongue”!

Also in the month of July this year, “Cut off My Tongue” will be performed at the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Rwanda in memory of the 1994 genocide. Your support will get them there!

June 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

Play: Vera, or the Nihilists, Jun. 19-21 2015 @ Alliance Française

Vera the Nilhist
Dates: June 19-21, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time slots: 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500

The play is about Vera, a barmaid who seeks to avenge her brother who was take to the mines of Siberia. She finds herself plotting to kill the reigning Emperor Czar, but unknown to her one of the plotters is Alexis, son of the Czar.

The story presents themes of political revolution and love

A Strathmore Drama Society production

June 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Performance: My Name is Mohamed Ali, Jun. 13 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Ali at AF
Date: June 13, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 500

June 11, 2015 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

Theatre: All Girls Together, Jun. 5-21 2015 @ Professional Centre – Parliament Road

All Girls Together
Opening Night: June 5, 2015
Venue: Phoenix Players, Professional Centre
Time: 7.30 pm

Dates: Until June 21, 2015

Directed by Eugene Oyoo and written by Cajetan Boy
CAST LIST: Mutinda Sarah- Josie, Yusuf Ang’asa-Felix, Brian Njaira- Wilson, Babra Gathii-Madge & Ivy Esther- Sasha

SYNOPSIS
All girls together is a play by one and only Kenyan writer Cajetan Boy, who has a number of plays like Benta and many others. Benta was a play presented at Phoenix Theatre in 1999 and later published.

Cajetan late on wrote “All girls together” to tackle the issues of men as seen by women and will undoubtedly provoke debate!

June 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Multidisciplinary Performance: Climate Change the Conversation, Jun. 5 & 6 2015 @ Alliance Française

Climate Change Conversations
Date: June 5 & 6, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

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