Moresby theatre group putting five performances on stage

Youth & Careers

THE Moresby Arts Theatre’s latest show starts tomorrow night for a short run of five performances only.
The show is called Independence Nights and celebrates PNG plays written by Sir Rabbie Namaliu and Nora Vagi Brash.
The Good Woman of Konedobu (1970) is a short comedy set in the Kone Tavern in 1970.
This is a story about a young man arriving to work in Moresby who is attracted to a “good girl” in the tavern.
The play shows how the relationship develops between the two culminating in a comedic situation at the end of the play.
The play was written by former Prime Minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu when he was a UPNG student under lecturer Uli Beier, who has since died. The play is performed in its original 1970’s Tok Pisin.
The second play is Pick the Bone Dry (1985), a satirical look at corruption and the relationship between the PNG Government and foreign aid, with a modern update including references and issues related to Apec. The play is performed in English and was written by playright Nora Vagi Brash.
The play has been adapted with updates for 2018. The show will start at 7.30pm tomorrow with evening performances on Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances are 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are K30 (K10 for students) and are available at Foodworld, Holiday Inn and Moresby Arts Theatre.
The plays are recommended for audience 13 years old and above.

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