Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have your life flash before your very eyes, the good, the bad and the ugly? It will take judgement day for many to find out.
However, Rev. Samuel Korankye Ankrah’s judgement day came on his 60th birthday, on Uncle Ebo Whyte’s stage with his play, Final Warning.
The play unveiled the untold and unknown life story of Royal House Chapel’s founder who is affectionately called Apostle General.
Coming from a dysfunctional home, Rev Ankrah was determined to change his destiny but life had different plans for him.
People are let into the pastor’s world, looking at him perform his first miracle as a young student, to opening his church and marrying his wife Rita – the last person he envisaged himself with.
The audience got to see the pastor’s unfaltering trust in the Almighty God to see him through any hurdles. His ability to follow through with every single command was admiring.
Although the life of the pastor unfolded decades ago, Uncle Ebo and his production team found the perfect balance to blend the new with the old.
Music like Sarkodie’s Oofeetso and Bosom P-Yung’s Atta Adwoa spiked the audience’s already heightened interest in the play.
While there were old proverbs like “it is a desire of every man to remove a woman’s panty but not when it’s on the dryline”, coronavirus featured in one of the many jokes that met deafening laughter.
Ultimately, Final Warning is a story that leaves you with the resounding message – a man does not get to where he is by his might but by the grace of his master.
It left many wondering if they have such unfaltering faith in God just as Samuel Korankye Ankrah.
Sharing the inspiration behind this play, Uncle Ebo said he believes it is time to unearth and tell many of the Ghanaian success stories. He said on the night that many role models whose lives are used as an example for younger generations are of foreign descent.
“I think it is fair to tell at least a Ghanaian success story once a year,” Uncle Ebo Whyte said.
The playwright also revealed there would be an increase in ticket prices for his next quarter play.
“The price of our tickets have been ¢80 for about four years now, and we think it’s about time we pushed it up a bit to ¢100,” Uncle Ebo said.
Giving further reasons for the increment, the playwright said production cost has skyrocketed.
“With the recent cost in production, we were faced with two options, either increase our prices or go out of business and we decided to increase it.
Tickets for Final Warning are still going for ¢80. The play is showing on March 6 to 8 at 4 pm and 8 pm each night.