Any local theatre lover has to admit that if there is one thing the ‘Back to Basics’ company is doing right is by bringing to life original and local scripts onto a theatre scene that was plagued with endless adaptations from foreign pieces.
They are proudly the Producers of original works such as Breathe (#BikoZuluInTheatre), Mutual Misery, Strangers By Blood and Legally Insane, comes Freefall, A Candid Original Kenyan story, Created by award winning Director Mbeki Mwalimu, Written by Justin Mirichii, Told by a Super Talented cast and Produced by Masuti Mwalimu.
This weekend, they have prepared another masterpiece, Freefall.
Henry (Nick Ndeda) fears his wife Alice (Wakio Mzenge) is on the verge of insanity, Connie (Mwikali Mary) believes that James (Bruce Makau) has destroyed their marriage, while Jo (Daisy Temba Ndupsy) and George (Tim King’oo) find themselves in a roles-reversed dynamic that consequently leads all three couples to the therapist’s office.
But when they are forced to address these issues, a side of them rarely seen is revealed, that forlorn side that feels worthless next to a person who has given them everything. That vulnerable side that is screaming for someone to listen, that untamed side whose desire to be “free” stems from a deep fear of abandonment. A side so dark and nasty they need to be saved from themselves. When they are compelled to open up, they unknowingly open a free fall of raw emotion which they may not be ready to handle, burdened with the realization that they have to deal in order to heal.
Join the Back To Basics team at Alliance Française de Nairobi on the 8th, 9th and 10th of March, 2019
Friday 8th @7pm
Saturday 9th @7pm
Sunday 10th @ 3pm and 6pm
Advance tickets by the 7th of March @1000/= and 1200/= thereafter. Students pay 800/=
Till number 588379 Telephone numbers: 0722232059 / 0207852031 / 0782232059