Play Review (Rugama Ringi)

The minute I saw the photos below of Humphrey and Pablo in a dress and high heels on the Fanaka Arts Facebook page, it was sold to me that I had to watch this play. These photos especially made it easier to choose what to play to watch, now that two of my preferred Kikuyu…

Adios Phoenix Players

I came across this story of Phoenix players closing as I was traversing the enormous world that is the inter-webs. I have not been to Phoenix players lately nor have I been there enough times to give a full story of ‘the Only Repertory Theatre Company in East and Central Africa’ according to the Phoenix’ Theatre Facebook page.…

Play Review (Ruma Kindu)

“Have you been to watch a play?” “Play ni nini? Drama?” That’s the response I always anticipate when I ask those a little advanced in years if they have been to watch a play. And as sure as hell, this is the answer I get on Friday two weeks ago when I ask a friend…

Bring your friend to work/Saturday at a Radio Station

A crocodile of children… Let that roll off your tongue again… ‘A crocodile of children.’ That phrase is my current fascination from my current read “Rosie” by Lesley Pearse. Through Dr Google, I have come to learn that ‘a crocodile of’ is a countable noun referring to a long line of people, vehicles, children moving…

Play Review (Kunya Ngita)

We recognise the election season in Kenya is here with us, so did the first play by Fanaka Arts Theatre in 2017. Deception, blackmail, friendship, infidelity and regret flanked the play that was Hinyia Kigwa staged at the Alliance Francaise auditorium on the 26th-29th January. Penina wife to Theuri wa Uki, governor aspirant of the Fanaka…

Play Review (Kunya Ngita)

Disclaimer: No amount of words can express what I really want to say about this play. However much I try and let it be known that I really tried. Unless of course they  share the script, the actors, their emotions and expressions then I  put them up as the blog post. If lets say, I wrote HeHeHe.  Put an exclamation…