The Star (Nairobi)

1 January 2013

Kenya: Swahili Comedy Theatre On New Year's Tour

Here is a chance to catch the hilarious Swahili comedy in the New Year in case you missed it at the Nairobi National Museum Amphitheatre in December 2012 . The show set to be staged for three days from January 4 to 6 was dubbed "visually intoxicating" and "slapstick..... tinged with genius" by Andrew Gilchrist of The Guardian.

The play titled Wanawake wa Heri wa Windsor is set in Kiambu County in the plush environs of Windsor. Falstaff makes his love and desires know not to one but two married women in identical letters. Upon comparison Mrs Ford and Mrs Page plot their revenge on Falstaff for being so bold and assuming. The revenge plan unveils itself with almost catastrophic but hilarious consequences. The strength of some relationships with doubts creeping and some grow ever so stronger as the inhabitants of this small town watch and are a part of the unfolding comical events that surround Falstaff amorous adventures.

The cast, represents the best of East African talent features the gigantic talent from Tanzania, Mrisho Mpoto as Falstaff as well as Ogutu Muraya, Neville Misati, Mourad Sadat, Eric Wanyama, Veronica Waceke, Sylvia Namussassi and Kitt Nyan'aya Kiarie.

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