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Theater mourns Wycliffe Kiyingi

In March 2013, when Dr. Mercy Mirembe Ntangare put together a Theater festival, Wycliffe Kiyingi’s Muduuma Kwe Kwafe was set to showcase on day two.However, early in the morning, news went around that the 84 year old then had passed on, that rumor was later declared false as they went …

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Theater festival comes to Kampala

Visual Art, dance, music and food festivals have all been held in Kampala, yet for some reason, Theater has been marginalized.Finally, a festival dedicated to theater is set to run at the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC) between 26-30 this month.Dubbed the Kampala International Theater Festival, the five day do …

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Kwivuga back to poetry basics

When Kwivuga was launched at Gato Mato in 2012, it was indeed the best thing to ever happen to poetry.A night where over twenty talented lyricists would grace the stage without gimmicks but words, before we knew it, Kwivuga had become an in thing flocked by all socialite wannabes around …

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Much Ado offers Shakespeare’s soft side

Last week, National Theatre was under some love spell as William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing was staged.The collaborative production by Kampala Amateur Dramatics Society (KADS) and UK-based Les Foules theatre Company revolves around the relationship of two of Shakespeare’s finest characters – the charming and witty Benedick (Brian Emurwon) …

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Shakespeare’s epic comedy to grace theater

Much Ado About Nothing is comedy play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599 as he was approaching the mid of his career. It’s considered as one of the author’s best comedies because it combines elements of vigorous glee with serious meditations on honor, shame, …

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Kwivuga celebrates Maya Angeluo

She was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. During a traumatic childhood, she was rendered mute for six years.She later changed her name to Maya Angelou while working as a singer and dancer.Maya Angelou, whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird …

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Comedy outfit makes reading news fun

Wow is the perfect word to describe the Newspaper theatre show staged by the FourSum quartet at the National Theatre on Easter Monday. After many writing off comedy as a dead and buried field, it seems Edwin Mukalazi, Felix Bbale Bwanika, Mpaata Williamson Otako and Simon Kivumbi are here to …

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Bringing the news on stage

Famous rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says art is the way of life – it interprets moods, situations and on the other time prophecies. The Foursum Foundation, a quartet of actors Edwin Mukalazi, Mpaata Williams Otako, Felix Bwanika and Simon Kivumbi must have had this in their mind when the introduced …

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