This weekend will see Kumasi beam with a lot of theatre activities, all happening live at KNUST, the theatre hub of Kumasi.
Come Sunday, 30th October 2016 at the CCB Auditorium, Springverve Productions will present, for the second time, a William Shakespeare classic – Macbeth, the much-acclaimed tragedy.
Macbeth by Springverve happened last year at KNUST and was repeated at Golden Tulip, Kumasi City, as part of its theatre café project.
The play touches on various themes including the efficacy of prophecy; the danger of being too ambitious; the role of a woman as a ‘help mate’, among others.
Can the angels of darkness prophecy good? Are we always to take our destiny into our own hands and make things happen? The play will get audience seeking answers and thinking on these serious issues when Springverve touches ground with this long awaited play.
Springverve, as part of its mandate, seeks to produce thought-provoking, transformational art pieces that not only entertain but educate, edify and encourage. This is part of its project dubbed “Acaplay” (academic plays) – a project that seeks to bring life to the set books being studied by students.
Among the plays produced under this project are Sons and Daughters, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, In the Chest of A Woman and Money Galore.
Macbeth, even more this year, promises to be more engaging and enlightening than ever displayed on any African stage. It is set in a setting with coated African music and drumming.