Saturday, January 28

The Lion and The Jewel by Wole Soyinka

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 Final performance in theatre today

Today will mark the final free performance of The Lion and The Jewel at the Ebunjan Theatre, by Ebunjan Performing Arts Association Theatre and Troupe.

Several students who will be taking the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Literature -in- English Exams this year have been fortunate to attend free performances of one of the plays – “The Lion and The Jewel” by Wole Soyinka at the Ebunjan Theatre.

Since after the fundraising performance on Friday, June 3rd, 2021 students from Greater Banjul have watched the play on Friday and Saturday free each week.

This initiative by the Ebunjan Theatre Troupe is to provide the opportunity for students to excel at the Exams, which the book – “The Lion and The Jewel” written by Wole Soyinka forms one of the approved literature books for the students of Literature in English.

Unlike students in other parts of the world studying Plays, a category in Literature, Gambian students do not have opportunities to grasp the complexities of major elements in a Play. The elements include Theme, Setting, Plot, Characterization, Style, among others. Performances of plays at local theatres, through films and most importantly participating in a school production, students acquire the facts necessary to excel at the Examination.

Today, Friday, 25th June, the remarkable production, will be staged at 6pm prompt.