'Remembering'. Photo Credit: nationaltheatre.gov.gh
‘Remembering’. Photo Credit: nationaltheatre.gov.gh

A stage play depicting the experiences of Africans during the era of the transatlantic slave trade is set to take place on February 24th at the National Theatre.

The play, titled, ‘Remembering’, is a collaboration between the National Dance Company, under the aus­pices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration, alongside Jamal Gaines’ creative outlet from the USA, along with various amateur groups from Ghana.

A statement issued in Accra yesterday to announce the stage play read:

The production ex­plores the nature of the Trans-At­lantic slave trade to reflect long forgotten memories.”

It again tells the story of forced voyage of enslaved Afri­cans across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world, Emancipation and Black History.

‘Remembering’ reflects on the slave feel­ings of melancholy and despair, elicits the horrors of the tightly packed men, women and children chained in shackles, whips and the use of guns.

Organizers of the play, ‘Remembering’.

The story, according to the organizers would be presented through tra­ditional and contemporary dance movements, demonstration and narrations, with drumming and music to thrill audience on the journey.

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The play also celebrates cultural her­itage, addresses challenges and honours those who pave the way for a brighter future,” the state­mt added.

The play begins at 7pm on saturday at a rate of ghs50 for adults and ghs30 for students.