Murdering for wealth

By Vision Reporter

WHEN I told a playwright, Mariam Ndagire, that this play is “incidentally good”, she went on the defensive. But it is incidentally good because you do not get a new play that is worth watching these days.

Play: Bafeesa lwa Feeza
Playwright: Charles Ssenkubuge
Director: Benon Kibuuka
Group: Bakayimbira Dramactors
Showing at: Bat Valley Theatre
Time: This weekend
Review by: E. Ssejjengo

WHEN I told a playwright, Mariam Ndagire, that this play is “incidentally good”, she went on the defensive. But it is incidentally good because you do not get a new play that is worth watching these days.

It is a play about the character of Feeza. Feeza literally means silver. She is the rich MP of this area, but the public office is a can of worms for her. And when residents report to the Police that something is amiss in Feeza’s house, investigators arrive. Yet her husband is the cause of the mischief.

Namyalililo is pivotal in the story; revealing the dreadful incest and murders committed to attain wealth.

The pace of the play is calm for the playwright has not relied on reproducing emotions to reveal humanity’s ugly side.

So, you have a number of characters coming to the stage, telling an almost complete story to draw you in. There is Rebecca Namakula, Charles Ssenkubuge, Kalanzi and Kibuuka.

Finally, we have a real tragedy at a time when comedy is the main attraction. Those humourous jibes have, thankfully, been kept to the bare minimum.

However, the play got a lukewarm welcome to Bat Valley Theatre after a month’s run at the not-yet popular Baka Gardens.

Blame it on the power disturbances, but the group did not fit its name, Bakayimbira, (the singers) since most of the songs could not be played due to technical difficulties.

Murdering for wealth