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11.08.2011 General News

'Run For Your Wife' - Funny Face, Pusher, Others On Stage

By Francis Doku - Daily Graphic
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Funny Face may have been named by voters in the maiden edition of Most Popular Entertainer of Ghana (MPEG) Honours as the number one comedian in Ghana.

He may also be the toast of television viewers in the bus conductor ('mate') role he plays on the weekly television drama Chorkor Trotro.

However, he is not known as a reputable stage theatre actor.

George Adjetey Anang was the star actor during the days of Things We Do For Love, the popular teen focused television drama series that received huge eyeballs and rave reviews when it aired on GTV.

He is also very prominent in local video productions where he has played very important and challenging roles.

He is not new to stage as he can boast of showing good proficiency in the many stage productions he has featured.

Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku is a very popular actress who has appeared in many local video productions where she has taken on roles that would define the storyline the director of those movies chose to tow.

She has also demonstrated a good proficiency in television presenting with appearances on Soundz Splash, Miss Malaika, Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner among others.

She has a great deal of experience of stage acting as she has taken part in several of such productions.

Joseph Ecow Smith Asante is no stranger to acting on stage as he has showed up in some of the popular and industry defining movies produced in the country.

He has also acted in some of the most popular television drama series including Sun City.

Smith Asante could be described as a stage veteran considering the number of years he has been on that circuit and the number of production he has appeared in.

Roland Adom may be good at working from the flip side of the production industry but he has been there and done it all as far as acting is concerned.

He has done a lot of television drama and is no stranger to stage, indeed playing the role of the lawyer in one of Ebo Whyte's productions brought his talent home to many who saw it.

All these established artistes would come together this weekend and combine their power of entertainment to sell a good stage production to audiences at the National Theatre in the hilarious drama, Run For Your Wife.

The stage comedy directed by George Quaye chronicles the life of Adjei Sowah, a taxi driver with a very tricky secret.

He is married to two women that live five minutes apart yet do not know about each other's existence.

He succeeded because he maintained a rather tight schedule and a clever lifestyle.

All was going well until an accident interrupted his busy schedule inviting the police and media - two entities that do not understand privacy as far as he is concerned.

How smart can an ordinary taxi driver be to prevent matters from getting out of hand when the two wives find out about each other?

For a long time the theatre has been inactive as vintage productions and industry events like Festival of Four Plays were lost on the calendar.

It took the likes of Ebo Whyte, Nii Commey and others to bring back the spirit of theatre and Run For Your Wife will continue in that vein with the very best of actors known to the movie and theater fraternity on stage.

The production will run for two nights with two shows each night.

Theatre lovers cannot afford to miss out on the experience of watching this rib cracking farce at the National Theatre on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, 2011 respectively.

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