‘PlayHouse.kom’; a campus based drama troupe, dazzled students of UG with an impressive performance during the Launch of The Legon Hall Week Celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the evening.
The event which sought to be the curtain raiser to the Week Celebration provided an opportunity for talent exhibition as well. The program started at about 8pm with former JCR President of Legon Hall, Duke Opoku Mensah as Master of Ceremonies.
The event swung into full action with a speech from the deputy Senior Tutor, Mr.Wiafe Akenten after the opening Prayer. This was followed by spoken word performance by members of the ‘PlayHouse.com’ drama troupe. The JCR President, George Asamoah Sekyi, ably assisted by Nana Kojo Arhin then came up stage to speak about the various activities scheduled for the week. The President thanked students for their support so far while the organizing secretary laid emphasis on the key role played by his committee members.
The ceremonial ‘cutting of the cake’ was then executed by the JCR Executives with the support of the Deputy Senior Hall Tutor amidst “popping of champagne” and fireworks. The drama troupe then took center stage afterwards with the performance of a play titled “in the bag of a woman”. This satire spoke volumes about secrets that exist in the institution of marriage with extra marital affairs topping the list.
The title metaphorically got viewers thinking about what could really be found in the bag of a woman-secret upon secrets, as the drama later revealed. Alidu, a character in the play won the admiration of viewers especially with his timely antics geared at saving his Boss who was cheating on His wife, from being caught. Later happenings in the drama revealed most of the characters had been engaging in some form of extra marital affair. The biggest culprit apparently is Alidu, who despite being a House Attendant, poses as the owner of the mansion as a means of getting into bed with a beautiful lady. The play was directed by Oswald who played the main character role due to the absence of the actor who had rehearsed to play that role. He put up an impressive display characterized by lots of humor.
The Launch came to an end with a final performance from the Poet from the Romantic Vandal City, Toffic Gombilla. The celebration continues today, legon Hall undoubtedly are “upping the ante” and certainly the place to be this week.