Okay, this weekend, it would be a matter of grave misdemeanor if #justmanoe.com does not share with you an exciting review of the ongoing play; Telo Ikao. Going down this weekend, at the Ukumbi Mdongo of Kenya National Theatre, the play features some of the most creative acts in the stage acting segment of the industry. Arigi, Onjiri, Kasuku, and Atieno are some of the main characters in the play and they bring out several aspects of the contemporary families, relationships, and lifestyles. You see, watching this play, there is no moment you will not fall off your seat from absolute hilarious laughter. For a moment I thought I was abnormal to be laughing the whole time. But you know, standards buana;
Anything involving luo creatives has neither a zenith nor a nadir. Things can only go higher and higher. So even ribs can crack, cracker, crackest, and even crackestest.
Well, Telo Ikao is a phrase that is embedded deep in the deutero-canonicals of the Oxford dictionary. Conspiracy after conspiracy has come along to scrape it off the records but it still sticks in the mind of the great scholars of the lake regions of Kenya. It has the inspirational meaning that one should strive to take what is theirs instead of waiting to be given to them.
English: power/leadership is taken
Kiswahili: uongosi nachukuliwa
The play revolves around four amazing characters; Kasuku and his father, and Nyawadem and her daughter. The two families are both made up of single parents who are seeking love in their lives. Kasuku, according to his father, is a young man who has all his brains entangled around the concept of betting and gambling to the extent that he forgets to move out of his father’s house. What else? He does not pay attention to his fully charged “powerbank” that, again according to his dad, will one day explode and spill the grandsons and daughters. In fact Onjiri feels he has to take it upon himself to help his son find a woman. And this fits well when he visits Nyawadem with his son with the ulterior motive of introducing him to Nyawadem’s daughter. And this seems to work well until the son and daughter conspire to destroy the relationship between their parents.
As the play progresses there are fun moments that keeps you looking for the remote to rewind. But it’s a live stage performance! The sweetness lies in the fun passing by really fast. For me, the highlight of the Telo Ikao play has to be when, in the course of going for a night out with Nyawadem, Onjiri forgets his wallet in the bedroom. He goes for it. When he emerges, guess what he comes out holding,
A full backpack! Ati that is the wallet! Awuoro!
And you would really want to see Onjiri dance to Bazokizo! I tell you it is the craziest and funniest sight North of Limpopo, South of ginene, and West of Indian Oseen (Yes Oseen).
The play runs from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May, 2017, between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Tickets go for Ksh. 600 only. If you want to have a fun-full weekend, head to Kanya National Theatre Ukumbi Mdogo.
Summary of Event:
#teloikao a hilarious dholuo play will be staged at the Kenya national theatre on the 26th(Friday 6:30pm)27th&28th May(3:00pm& 6:00pm)respectively.I humbly invite you for rib~cracking laughter.
You can call me for free ticket delivery. 0736310121/0724595236 Joan Arigi.
Have a blessed day ahead.