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Public to miss drama finale at State House

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:00 -- BY PHILIP MBAJI

KENYA National Drama Festival has restrained members of the public from the Mombasa State House to watch the best performances of the just concluded schools and colleges drama festival.

Speaking yesterday during the last of the two-day gala to vet and identify the items to be presented before President Uhuru, KNDF chairman Kahura Chokera said only invited guests will be allowed in the finale.

“The State House concert will only be open to invited guests because that is protocol and it has to be followed. Many would like to be allowed but that is beyond our control,” said Chokera.

The presidential concert will mark the climax of the 54th edition of the drama festival that has been held in Mombasa for the last 10 days. The items to be presented have been categorised into solo verse, narrative, play, dance, choral verse with Kaimosi Friends ECD pre-school children staging the only singing game.

In solo verse category are Booker Academy's 'Reflection', Moi Nairobi Girls' 'My Director', Thogoto TTC's 'My Closet', Technical University of Kenya's 'Pangs of Pain' and Waa Girls' featuring the only French solo 'Pappilion'.

The play category has Menengai Secondary's 'The Docker', Nakuru Lions Primary School's 'Friendly Fire', Kenya Institute of Mass Communication's 'Expandable in 3D', Kibabii TTC's 'Our Story' and Riara Springs Secondary School's 'Delta'.

The narratives are AIC Makutano's 'Bamba 20', Nyandhiwa TTC's 'Waumini Assembly', Sironga Secondary School's 'Jamrimbo' and Multimedia University's 'Soko Ugali'. Dances and choral verses will also be be presented.