Movies of Saturday, 3 January 2015
Source: Graphic Online
Most of the patrons who turned up at the National Theatre last week Tuesday to watch Latif Abubakar and his Globe Production’s latest play, “Don’t Dress for Christmas”, were indeed not dressed for Christmas.
They were not dressed up not because the title of the play said so, but it was mainly because it was a Tuesday and most patrons were coming directly from work. Again it was not yet Christmas anyway. And didn’t they have a lot to laugh about!
The hilarious comedy, an adaption of Marc Cammolletti’s original play, got people glued to their seats from the very first scene to the last.
The play started at 7 p.m. instead of the 6 p.m. as announced but the show still went on successfully without any major technical hitches. “Don’t dress for Christmas” is a play about a cheating husband, a cheating wife, a best friend, a mistress and a waitress.
All the drama takes place at the home of Sedem and Akoto one weekend. Sedem, played by Naa Ashorkor, is supposed to travel to her mother’s place, but upon hearing that her husband’s best friend, Boateng, who happens to be her lover, is spending the weekend at their home, she decides to cancel her trip.
But unknown to her, her husband, Akoto played by EKwow Smith-Asante, too had invited his mistress to come for the weekend since his wife was travelling.
The play was full of suspense, intrigue and it was captivating as well, thanks to the characters who played their roles well.
“Don’t Dress for Christmas” was sponsored by Carnival Strawberry and supported by Coca Cola, Lifestyle Gallery, the National Theatre, Graphic Showbiz, Citi FM, TV3, XYZ, Atlantis Radio, Radio Gold, Bloggers Ghana and Star FM.