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Fri, Aug 29. 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Casual Bite Cafe & Coffee House Westlands, Kenya

Event Details

Join The Theatre Company of Kenya for our 2013/2014 Fire by Ten Touring Show, Kimbia which comprises of five short plays based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes

SHOW DATES: Friday 29th August, 2014

VENUE: Casual Bite Cafe & Coffee House, Centro House, Ground Floor, Woodvale Lane, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

TIME: 7:00pm

Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 600 per head

For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Magdalene on 0727 468681


The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show about the life and times of Kenyan athletes.

The five plays that make up ‘Kimbia’ are:

The Race by Cajetan Boy

When the Door Opens by Joseph Murungu

Just a Man by Edward Nthiga

Doping by Ogutu Muraya

Usiguskong (which means ‘Don’t Look Back’) by Joseph Gichinga

Directed by Liz Enane and Mido Dembede.

Original music composed and arranged by the cast and directors

Movement and dance choreography by Joseph Gichinga

All actors are, just like the runners, Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities of The Theatre Company around the country.
For a short preview have a look at the following link: