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Ebonies new play critical of exploitative employers

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th December 2014 08:35 PM

In what appeared to be a direct attack on exploitative city tycoons, the Ebonies’ new play Gimpe – also called London Eye – became too emotional for some fans to handle.

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In what appeared to be a direct attack on exploitative city tycoons, the Ebonies’ new play Gimpe – also called London Eye – became too emotional for some fans to handle.


By Eddie Ssejjoba                      

In what appeared to be a direct attack on exploitative city tycoons, the Ebonies’ new play Gimpe – also called London Eye – became too emotional for some fans to handle.

Some had had too much and failed to watch till the end.

For these theater goers, they could not withstand scenes where a rich man, Arthur, is seen oppressing and exploiting a poor employee at his firm.

Arthur leads a luxurious life involving frequent partying, drinking and having sexual relations with different young beautiful women on proceeds made from the works of his employee, Lawrence Kitaka who instead earns peanuts.

The play that will go throughout the Christmas season and New Year was launched on last week amid pomp and flair at Theater La Bonita.
 


The limping, ever sobbing and scruffy Kitaka and his daughter keep on begging for money and food from Arthur Luwandagga, who besides failing to pay him salary, ignores him and instead spends too much money on the over eight concubines who keep on fighting for his love.

The play portrays Kitaka as a once skilled architect in the UK who got involved in a nasty accident during his holiday in Uganda and never returned.

He however connected to Arthur who employed him in his firm as an architect.

Arthur tells his clients that he makes the plans and earns huge money from sales but the real man who does the work cannot afford food on his plate – a common occurrence among the rich.

The play however concludes when Arthur, suffering with guilt, summons Kitaka and pays him all his salary in arrears. But even the very women he had juggled shun him in the end.
 

(Photography by Eddie Ssejjoba)


The rich man's women jam the office looking for his love.

 


Arthur the rich man proposes to Liz, another tycoon but she abandons him at the altar for another man to punish him for failing to pay his workers

 

 


In this scene, a Muslim man is disgusted by a girl dressed skimpily

 


 

Ebonies new play critical of exploitative employers

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