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Nakuru School revels in ‘Scars of Darkness’ play

11 April 2014, 20:15 Joseph Njung’eh

Nakuru - Loreto Matunda Girls School from Nakuru region was among the schools that subjected the audience to a great pleasure during the national drama festival held at Kagumo Teachers Training College, Nyeri.

The play, dubbed ‘Scars of Darkness’ saw a large audience jam the hall to catch a glimpse of the play on stage that thrilled many.

It took the stage in the evening session of the fourth day of the festival competition that is scheduled to end April 15.

Though the synopsis and cast of the play could be provided, the objectives of the play were all centered at fighting tribalism in Kenya.

According to one of the main characters, Noorah Wanjiru Abdallar the play was also advocating intermarriages between different communities in Kenya so as to promote peace and integration among different communities.

At the same category, Ikuu Boys High School from the Northern region presented a French play dubbed Le-Monste (The Monster).

The play directed by Eunice Gaturi Maguh, produced by Joseph Mbae with a cast of Ian Kimathi, Brian Mumo, and Jeff Kago among others was apparently in its own category considering the language used.

It was about the effects and consequences of alcoholism in the education sector and the modern society.

The day was characterized by about18 items from Secondary schools and 21 items from the Universities and Technical Training Institutes (TTI).

A similar event was also happening at Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School for ECDE and primary Schools.

Next on stage, in Secondary schools category was a choral verse presented by Makuri Girls School from the Northern region.

The choral verse titled ‘Tembe’ electrified the audience because it was equally cutting across both the groups of teachers and students.

The play was directed by Evelyne Kathambi with a cast of Nayleen Marrion, Beth Wambui, Jackline Mukami and others.

It was more about usage of mobile phones in schools, an issue that has been a trouble to teachers, parents and also students.

They indicated that students use mobile phones to cheat in examinations while their parents protect them from punitive measures put by teachers.

However, through the play they called for a partnership of all the stakeholders to solve the issue.

This year’s national drama festival happens to be the 55th edition whose theme is ‘celebrating our diversity for national unity’.

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