Village Minds Production in partnership with the National Folklore Board and Alliance Francaise d’Accra is ready to treat theater lovers and the general public to another original play entitled, “Chains & Shackles.”
The play is set in the village of Anomansah. Although much is not said about the village in the play, daily life has been a blissful affair between Ama Ghana and her children. A land where storytelling and laughter rises and recedes with the night. It is in this beautiful land of gold and splendour, of joy and respect, of plentiful sunshine and beautiful nights that Diogo discovers and destroys. Perceived as a god, he seduces Ama Ghana and Dzapata into letting their children go on a voyage unknown. A journey aboard a monstrous ship, a journey of pain, of sweat, of sorrow and of dirges.
The play comes at a good time as next year will mark 400 years since the first slaves left the shores of West Africa. The play hopes to tell the story of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and throw some light on our cultural values.
Village Minds Production has over the last four years treated theater lovers to plays such as the Love of Mamavi, Homeless, and The Barber & the Apprentice. Their commitment to developing the theater arts by telling relevant stories and creating the platform for self-expression remains unshaken.
This is the fourth play written and produced by Nii Ayi Solomon and directed by Woelinam K. Dziewornu-Norvor. The play will be showing on two days, 9th & 10th November, 2018 at the amphitheater of the Alliance Francaise. Each show starts at 7pm.
The team at Village Minds Production promises its audience and theater lovers in general a good production that touches on our culture and history and seeks to provide an unforgettable experience for all patrons.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Alliance Francaise. Tickets go for 30 Ghana cedis.