If there is any particular reason why stage productions still exist and are being patronized in Ghana then much of the credit should go to Uncle Ebo Whyte and his Roverman Productions team. Over the years they have entertained us with their splendid productions which has helped revive and grow interest in stage plays. Nothing can take away the high standard of work they keep setting with each release. And it’s no different this time with their latest production, “Dear God Comma”.
‘Dear God Comma’, tells the story of Prof Fiifi Aggrey and Dr. Mrs. Effie Aggrey who are at the ascent of their illustrious careers. They get faced with unexpected challenges and events that threaten to make waste of all their achievements. Their faith and resolve gets tested and their only hope is to turn to God.
Playwright Uncle Ebo Whyte does an excellent job again bringing us a story that we could all relate to. Although the subject matter in this play might not be agreed on by all, it does highlight on events that do occur but are most often ignored or pushed aside when our mundane tendencies as humans kick in. This play carefully bridges religion and rationality without failing to stress on how the former plays a very evident role in our lives regardless of what we might think or seem to believe in.
There is a constant battle between light and darkness, good and wrong, what we understand and what we believe in. We are all religious in one way or the other and this play has a unique way of reminding us of that.
As much as religion is a very tough and serious subject to talk about this play doesn’t fall short on delivering on humor as well. The dialogue no matter how serious our intense it might seem, is sparsely garnished with humor and wit. This makes it even easier to accept and relate to.
You are assured of a good laugh at every single point in this play. The cast are awesome in their roles and execution of their characters. They each had a unique way of showing the flaws and strengths of each character. Not only was the acting from the cast awesome we were equally impressed with their signing as well.
Nothing beats the feeling of watching a well arranged play that has every single element in perfect sync. Lighting and music are well cued in without a single glitch. These added all the extra yet simple elements needed to make any audience enjoy the pleasure of watching a live stage production.
GhMoviefreak.com would give this play a perfect score because it over delivers on its intent of leaving you entertained and religiously inspired.
The immense efforts Roverman Productions put into organizing these plays cannot be ignored. They bring it each time and their quarterly plays have come to stay. You have no reason not to go see this one. Even if you are not a fan of stage productions, take that chance. Get ready to be converted. This is a family oriented drama that has something for everyone.
You can catch ‘Dear God Comma’ at the National Theatre, Accra on the following dates;
June 4th, 5th, 24th and 25th 2016 as well as July 2nd and 3rd, 2016 at 4pm and 8pm each day.
Tickets are currently selling at all Airtel shops, all Capital Bank branches, Joy Fm, Shell shops at Airport, Dansoman and East Legon, Baatsona and Haatso Total, Jane Ann Supermarket, Motorway Supermarket, Frankie’s and 37 Goil.
This production is sponsored by Airtel Ghana and supported by Capital Bank, DDP Outdoor, Logistic Movers and Rover Report Monthly.