After six successful shows in Nairobi, The Aroji Drama Academy presents Through Metal Bars in Mombasa at the historical Little Theatre Club on the 1st and 2nd July, 6PM and 3 PM respectively. This interactive-theatre piece is written by Muscat Moreno and Anthony Mbithi. It stars Muscat Moreno, Ibrahim Muchemi, Briggitta Ikwara and is directed by Aroji Otieno.
THROUGH METAL BARS is a straight play that also combines visual media and poetic dance. It examines the retributive justice system in our prisons and explores the possibility of a restorative justice system in East Africa. Its performance style was intentionally selected to prompt audience discourse on human rights as affected by the judiciary and correctional facilities.
Ecclesiastes Omondi (X) an honest clearing and forwarding worker is arrested after his employer falsely accuses him of fraud. Due to lack of proper representation in court, he is jailed for five years after spending ninety days in remand. He is determined to keep his dignity and integrity intact but soon realizes that prison life is a whole new world governed by different principles. To survive the harsh and traumatic experience, X battles with conformity as he is forced to transform.
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