Entertainment of 2014-03-29

Ghana marks World Theatre Day

The National Theatre of Ghana has marked the World Theatre Day in Accra with performances including cultural display, poetry recitals, drama and comedy shows.

Amy Frimpong Appiah, Deputy Director of the National Theatre said the celebration of the World Theatre Day was important, as theatre was helping in changing the world.

“Theatre helps to harness our languages, rhythms, gestures and clears a space in our midst,” she added.

Michael Attipoe, Director of National Commission on Culture said theatre helped to educate, entertain and inform the public and challenged those in the industry to always ensure that educative messages were included in their performances to transform the lives of people.

According to him, the discipline of theatre could strive only when directors looked at circumstances of people and acted upon them to bring change to the ordinary Ghanaian.

He called on all religious bodies, especially the churches, to use theatre to transform society and the country at large.

Ako Tetteh, Programmes Manager at the National Theatre used the occasion to launch the 2014 comedy series by the National Theatre, which would take place at the Folks Place on the last Friday in April and every other last Friday of every month.

Source: GNA
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