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Entertainment of Saturday, 27 July 2019

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Kobina Ansah fills National Theatre again with ‘The Boy Called A Girl’

A section of the patrons at 'The Boy Called A Girl' stage play

For ardent patrons of Scribe Productions’ stage plays, it was yet another moment to relish as they headed the National Theatre in their numbers with some first-timers doing same to perhaps satisfy their curiosity.

The National Theatre last Saturday was undoubtedly the place to be as the thousands that thronged the venue for ‘The Boy Called A Girl’ testified it was really good value for money.

‘The Boy Called A Girl’ written and directed by Kobina Ansah is a beautiful piece that artistically touches on how a lot of people try to cover up their addictions by publicly condemning those same addictions. The eleven-cast musical stage play was themed on parental negligence, sexual abuse and confused identity.

It revolves around Pastor Ronny Armah whose desperation to have a daughter led him into naming his only son “Ewura”.

Through his Ronny’s Dance Factory, he was able to help people overcome addictions and other forms of immorality.

However, after many years of reforming others, two ugly secrets under his own roof stared at him - the one he has been hiding from everyone and another secret about Ewura he never imagined!

There were two sessions (4pm & 8pm) with each recording high figures. It is not the first time a Scribe Production's play staged at the National Theatre has been this successful as 'Tribeless' was a sold-out event last year.

"We had driven a strategic four month campaign and we knew our message had reached many. My team worked extremely hard this time and we were really expecting a great turnout. Thankfully, we did. Thanks to God and thanks to the team," said Kobina Ansah.

‘The Boy Called A Girl’ is Kobina’s 6th play. In 2015, he staged 'This Family Is Not For Sale' at the Efua Sutherland Drama Studio while 'I Want To Sue God' and 'My Wife-in-law', were staged in 2016 at the Central Cafeteria and R.S. Amegashie Hall respectively - all on University of Ghana campus.