As part of the Ghana Theater Festival, Village Minds Production in partnership with the National Theatre of Ghana presents a Nii Ayi Solomon’s original play titled The LOVE of MAMAVI.
The play which was entered in BBC Playwright competition will, for the first time, be staged at the National Theatre of Ghana on Sunday, September 29 at 8 PM.
The Love of Mamavi is a sensational play that lays bare the life of tenants in a compound house; typical of many African homes. Mamavi, a young and dynamic Ewe lady, falls in love with Adjetey, a handsome and intellectual Ga man.
Their 'association' throws the already chaotic house into more mayhem as their respective parents; Efo and Auntie Adoley, battle it out on tribal grounds. Characters like Musa, the Landlord and the drunk by name Mr. Tagoe showcase their prowess.
The play, strewn with bits of humour and sarcasm, epitomises the tense tribal and political atmosphere pertaining in Africa and suggest ways in which sanity can be maintained within a diverse political, cultural and ideological space.
The play is aimed at using love as an element in preaching peace and togetherness. The Love of Mamavi is directed by W.K Dziewornu-Norvor and featured Jasmine Baroudi as Mamavi.
Some of the plays written by Nii Ayi Solomon includes Homeless, the Barber & the Apprentice and Chains & Shackles.
Tickets for The Love of Mamavi are going for ₵50 singles and ₵80 double.