The story of post-colonial Africa is one of hope, suspicion, hardwork and betrayal.
In his 1976 book, the late professor Francis Imbuga penned a play for the ages.
The book delves in the subjects of corruption, freedom and liberation in post colonial African states.
In the words of one of the characters: “It was better while we waited. Now we have nothing to look forward to. We have killed our past and are busy killing our future.”
The play elicited controversy when it was first released and Imbuga faced threats of censorship.
This year,under the directorship of award-winning director and producer Stuart Nash who has also showcased Sarafina, Ngaahika Ndeenda/I’ll Marry When I Want Grease, and Jesus Christ Superstar, Betrayal in the City will make a grand return to the stage from 2nd to 12th March.
Legendary Kenyan thespian Raymond Ofula is the protagonist of the play alongside a cast of top theater talent.
BOOK REVIEW: Betrayal in the City by Prof. Francis Imbuga