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Entertainment of Thursday, 4 July 2019


We’re always a bit apprehensive on event day - Ebo Whyte

James Ebo Whyte, CEO of Roverman Productions James Ebo Whyte, CEO of Roverman Productions

For 10 years, theatre fans have enjoyed humour-packed plays from Roverman Productions. The outfit has chalked enviable successes including the mad rush for tickets for all productions which eventually saw huge patronage.

Although Roverman Productions has carved a niche for itself in that regard, playwright and Chief Executive Officer James Ebo Whyte says his production house is never complacent.

“I never take it for granted. We are always a bit apprehensive,” he says. “We are looking forward to the day and keeping our fingers crossed that this one too will succeed, this one too will have positive reception.”

Ebo Whyte’s latest play titled ‘I Want Your Wife’ will be staged on July 6 and 7 at the National Theatre, Accra. There will be two shows on each day with the first showing at 4PM and the second, 8PM.

Apart from the fact that the drama aims to educate couples on how to keep their partners, it also touches on prophecies.

“In ‘I Want Your Wife’, there are two things we are looking at,” he says.

“One is the phenomenon that if you don’t address an issue in time, it becomes a bigger issue for you to deal with. What happens in the play is that because a couple didn’t deal with a rich man’s interest in the wife in time when they could have dealt with it, with time, that rich man now had the audacity to say ‘I Want Your Wife’”.

“The other side that we are exploring is how it has become easy now for people to talk in the name of God,” he added.

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