The Accra International Conference Centre was filled to the brim as theatre lovers thronged the venue to witness the latest play by prolific playwright, Latif Abubakar “Christmas in May”.
The play, which was staged on four different occasions, centered on the desperation of the youth to make it in life, child labour and trafficking as well as some of the economic challenges confronting the country.
Despite the venue being used a day before the first show, Latif’s production house, Globe Productions, got the venue ready to welcome the audience to the auditorium.
The play which talked about serious challenges in the country, was however fused with music, comical characters, comedy-filled dialogues, and mind-tickling statements made by some of the characters on the stage to reflect on current happenings which the audience were able to relate and got them laughing and applauding the characters.
Speaking to Ghana News Agency after the first show, the writer and producer of the play, Latif Abubakar stated that there was more to be expected.
He said he had been doing this for the past 12 years and this production was his 17th play and 69th performance.
He mentioned that fans should expect another mind-blowing performance in August for his play in the third quarter of the year.
He explained that his production hub had partnered with Star-Ghana, UK Aid, DANIDA, European Union, WaterAid Ghana, Media Coalition Against Galamsey, National Road Safety Commision, National AIDS Commission and the National Ambulance Service to produce social impactful plays hence Christmas in May to tackle Child Trafficking.
“Putting together a production is very costly and a herculean task but we are committed to achieve our goal and as you can see, we had a full house and this motivates us to continue to work hard.
“We are always grateful when we receive corporate support so let me thank my sponsors, Labadi Beach Hotel, Yomi Yoghurt and Apex Health Insurance for coming on board to help us,” he noted.
The play talked about four young adults trying to make ends meet and their desperation to make it in life led to a businessman who lured them into an unknown business in order to secure travel documents for them to travel to the United States.
They later found out that the job was trafficking children for child labour and child prostitution but had to do ‘anything for the dollar’.
Unfortunately, they were scammed as their boss was declared wanted by the Police, they however met their savior who made Christmas come early for them.
Characters for the play were, Veteran actor, Fred Amugi who played the lead role, Jeneral Ntatia, Shelter Say, Bright Kekeli Djangmah, Samira Suhini Farouk and Araham McPratt Dadzie
The play was witnessed by Canada’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Kati Csaba and Spain’s Ambassador to Ghana, Javier Gutiérrez.