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21.09.2019 General News

Ghana Theatre Festival 2019 Kicks Off Tuesday

By Daily Guide
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The fifth edition of the Ghana Theatre Festival will start from September 24 and end on September 29 at the National Theatre, Accra.

The six-day festival would provide patrons with the best of thrills from various Ghanaian performing artistes.

The festival, which is being organised by the National Theatre of Ghana, offers opportunities for groups to exhibit their works, build their capacity in theatre productions and provide quality performances for patrons throughout the festival.

This year's festival, which is under the theme: 'Nurturing and Growing Artistic Voices', would witness a thrilling variety of performances over the week-long festival.

Activities at this year's festival include dance, drama, highlife musical performances, live paintings, art exhibitions, workshops, poetry performances, theatre programmes for schools and stand-up comedy.

A statement signed by Mr. Ako Tetteh, Public Relations Manager of National Theatre, stated that the National Theatre “is intrigued that patrons of this festival would not be bored on any day. They would have their fill and more and all should be prepared to be mesmerised by the artistic experience that will be showcased.”

Performances slated for the festival are 'Oliver Twist' for basic schools, 'Ananse In The Land of Idiots' for SHS, 'Man Talk Woman Talk', 'Fowls For Sale', 'Laughline', 'Man I'; 'Love of Mamavi', poetry performance, 'Ku Na Wana ' (Death Will Come), movie night, highlife time, comedy series and a concert party.

There would be other performances from production houses like the National Drama Company, National Symphony Orchestra, National Dance Company, Ehalakasa, 2 Idiots, FC Productions, GAVA (Ghana Association of Visual Artist), Kasa Entertainment, Village Minds Productions, Visual Arts Empowerment Project (VASEP) and the Dance Department of the University of Ghana.

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