Theatre lovers on campus will get their first dose of laughter and an array of life lessons during the second semester of 2019/2020 academic year theatre season.
This follows the launch of seven plays which will be staged by students of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the Main Auditorium from 27th February to 11th April, 2020.
Titles of Play
The titles of the plays are “Tombi –Yes we can”, “This is our Chance,” “The Dilemma of a Ghost,” and “Pepper Soup”. The rest are “I want to sue God”, “The King must Dance Naked” and “Blood and Tears”. Students of the Department showcased excerpts of the plays and they are poised to treat patrons to an amazing weekend of exciting performances full of humour.
Addressing the gathering, the Executive President of the Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission, Prof. Samuel Ato Duncan, who launched the season, said his outfit entered into a collaboration with the Department in December 19, 2019, to promote theatre studies. He said his organisation was also known for promoting peace and, therefore, the partnership with the Department through their plays would propagate the message of peace ahead of the 2020 elections.
The Head of the Department, Rev. Professor Philip Arthur Gborsong, urged members of the University community to patronise the plays. He said the season of plays would also help grow the creative potentials of students in the Department.
Theatre and Film Studies is for Intelligent Students
A Senior Lecturer at the Department, Dr. Vitus Nanbigne, encouraged students to tell their younger brothers and sisters at the second cycle institutions to pursue Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Cape Coast. “The irony is that it takes smart and intelligent people to do Theatre and Film Studies,” he said and refuted claims that the programme was for academically weak students. He said performing acts was the best panacea for depression, blood pressure, and broken hearts and said everyone needed theatre to be strong.
BELOW IS THE TIME TABLE FOR THE PLAYS:
The King must Dance Naked (27 -29 Feb)
This is Our Chance (5-7 Mar)
Tombi, Yes We Can (12-14 Mar)
The Dilemma of a Ghost (19-21 Mar)
Pepper Soup (26-28 Mar)
I want to Sue God (2-4 Apr.)
Blood and Tears (9-11 Apr.