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18 July 2011 | General News

Eddie Nettey and Foster in 'Gallery of Comedies'

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Eddie Nettey and Foster
Eddie Nettey and Foster

Two of the nation's young and brilliant actors, Eddie Nettey and Foster Owusu-Amponsah, will display how funny they can be on stage when they team up with other members of the Globe Theatre Group to put up a play titled 'Gallery of Comedies', at the National Theatre on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

Both young men are graduates of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon.

Eddie has been fairly active on the cinema screens but is also a real gem on stage. Foster is gradually carving a name for himself in the comedy circuit and is a regular on ' Laugh a Minute' on Viasat 1 as well as the comedy shows at the Citizen Kofi Entertainment Centre.

'The Globe Theatre Group is a bunch of extremely talented young actors and they make the ' Gallery of Comedies' so much fun to watch,' says Latif Abubakari Batalima, head of the Globe Company that is producing the play.

' Gallery of Comedies' , scripted by the Nyansapo theatre, emerged as the winner in a call for scripts by the Globe Company.

According to Batalima, though stand-up comedy was common in the system, well-produced full-length plays in the comedy vein were not staged regularly. That is why his outfit had decided to put out at least one comic play annually, starting from this year.

'We had several scripts to choose from and Nyansapo's work emerged as a very strong contender capable of entertaining and holding audience with its funny but very educative storyline,' Batalima said.

'Gallery of Comedies' is a high voltage drama that plays out in a virgin church and school. Professor Chibere establishes the school with the aim of promoting socio-economic development. Some of his students, a bunch of young men, however begin to admire his daughter and that sets them on a collision course with the professor.

There will be two shows each day, 4:00pm and 8:00pm. The Globe Theatre Group used to be known as TLG and it performed the ' Romantic Nonsense' and ' Kiss The Corpse' plays written by Nii Commey.

'Remember, the world is a stage and life is drama,' Batalima states.

The ' Gallery of Comedies' is a production by the Globe Company in partnership with Joy FM and GTV. It is sponsored by rLG Communication.

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