Fire by Ten Special Event Featuring the show Kimbia, Live Music, & a Short Film

 

 

Join The Theatre Company of Kenya for a Fire by Ten special event featuring:
Kimbia: Five short plays based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes (2013/2014 Fire by Ten Touring Show)

Live music by Yellow Light Machine

Short Film: The School Run

SHOW DATES: Saturday 26th July, 2014

VENUE: The Theatre Company Studio at Creative Centre (Spring Valley Shopping Centre behind Dorman’s Cafe on No. 2 Shanzu road (pink gate) off Lower Kabete Road)

TIME: (Two Shows)

First Show (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Second starts (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 per person per show

(Proceeds of this event will go to support Ogutu Muraya’s Masters Studies at The Amsterdam School of Arts- DasArts Master of Theatre Program).

For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Ogutu Muraya on 0724077528.

For a short preview have a look at the following link: https://vimeo.com/78607846

 

Synopsis

The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show about the life and times of Kenyan athletes.

The five plays that make up ‘Kimbia’ are: The Race by Cajetan Boy, When the Door Opens by Joseph Murungu, Just a Man by Edward Nthiga, Doping by Ogutu Muraya, Usiguskong (which means ‘Don’t Look Back’) by Joseph Gichinga

Directed by Liz Enane and Mido Dembede. Original music composed and arranged by the cast and directors. Movement and dance choreography by Joseph Gichinga

All actors are, just like the runners, Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities of The Theatre Company around the country.and show your clients, guests, pupils, students, colleagues, friends and family a great theatre performance which is funny, moving and beautiful!