Festival of Plays with Roverman begins today

By: Linda Safoa Antwi
Roverman's Festival of Plays begins today
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IT'S been an amazing 2019 for Uncle Ebo Whyte and his Roverman Productions team and they are ready to crown it all with the Festival of Plays which starts today, December 25 at the National Theatre and ends on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

This year, Roverman's Productions have been nothing short of spectacular with Dora Why? I Want Your Wife, Not My Husband and God, You're Fired all thrilling patrons who filled the National Theatre to watch them.

For those who unfortunately missed out on these plays, there is good news because all four plays along with two golden oldies, Bananas & Groundnuts and Devil In The Mirror are in the Festival of Plays 2019 package.

Devotees of Uncle Ebo Whyte's plays who have watched them all but want another go at it can also do so and relive the experience all over again.  

I Want Your Wife - December 25

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This is a play that tackles the menace of false prophecies and their impact on people.

Ben and Abena have been married for 10 years and it has been heaven on earth. Then a message from a prophetess that Ben should give up his wife to another man, starts revealing the cracks in the marriage.

Dora, Why? - December 27

Dora has been dead for 30 years. Yet Rev and Mrs Sowah find this note: "Good evening, Thomas and Mabel…. Today marks the 30th anniversary of my death. This is to keep my memory alive. Please don’t forget me. Signed, Dora."

Is this note really from Dora? If not, who is behind this cruel prank and what does he or she want of Rev and Mrs Sowah?

The Devil In The Mirror - December 28

Mr. Aikins, the industrialist, wakes up to a day like any other, but before he can even eat his breakfast, everything changes.

His factory goes up in flames, a self-styled man of God threatens to curse him, his wife packs out of the house and he incurs the displeasure of his only daughter and sister.

Now he must deal with the fire at the factory along with the fire raging in his own home.

Not My Husband - December 29

It is said that one person’s trash is another’s treasure; one person’s poison is another’s meat. So when you question and reject your husband’s love, can you complain when another lady finds him as the answer to her prayers?

For Alice, Obed’s love was never enough; for Jackie, that love is all she’s been praying for.

How can Alice reclaim the love she’s rejected especially now that her very life depends on it?

Bananas and Groundnuts - January 1, 2020

Yesterday, Ade the intelligent lawyer won a huge case at work. Tomorrow, Ade the courageous will have to face death. But today, Ade the beautiful is celebrating her birthday.

After being pampered with an English breakfast and an iPhone 6, she is definitely looking forward to more. But as she steps out for lunch, she is kidnapped and all her plans change. Bananas and Groundnuts is a play about choices.

God, You’re Fired - January 2

What if all your prayers and wishes were granted? And what if the wishes and prayers of everyone else are also answered? Will that be paradise or hell? A small struggling community is about to discover why the wise people say, ‘be careful what you wish for’.

Each play will have two showings, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the gate for GH₵80.