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Black Pearls Galimpitaawa tackles the youth reckless life

By Norman Katende

Added 6th July 2016 02:11 PM

Based on a simple storyline, the play has tension-packed scenes that keep the audience guessing what will happen next until the curtain call.

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from Galimpitaawa. Photo/Norman Katende

Based on a simple storyline, the play has tension-packed scenes that keep the audience guessing what will happen next until the curtain call.

Play: Galimpitaawa
Group: Black Pearls
Venue: Bat Valley Theatre
Reviewed by: Norman Katende

Galimpitaawa, a play by Black Pearls, in an old one, but it is still relevant today.
 
Based on a simple storyline, the play has tension-packed scenes that keep the audience guessing what will happen next until the curtain call.

The plot is revolves around three boys from a rich family who are suspended from school as they sweet talk one of the students Dorothy (Naome Nampeera).

Dorothy too was suspended from school.

 

To make matters worse, Dorothy is banished from her from home plunging her into a life of toil and regret ending up as a housemaid at the home of one of the school boys Edmond (Sharif Kayiiwa), which is more of a brothel.

Hope comes in the form of Edmond's sister Catherine (Berna Nabukalu), who tries to put right what went wrong in the once a lovely family.

However, although the play is educative, there are some issues that the Black Pearls still need to sort out.

 

They have a limited cast, which leaves them short of the required actors, mostly in the market scene, while other actors end up having more than one role.

Some of the props are in a state of disrepair, for instance, the rails that lead to the bedroom are broken.

Black Pearls, who are coming back on the stage after their founder Omugave Nduggwa revived the group late last year, are fast proving they are still a force to reckon despite not having a stage, ever since their Riverside theatre was sold off.

 

 



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