National Theatre to open tickets sales for ‘Araminta’ play on Wednesday

Wednesday 20th February, 2019

By Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA

Accra, Feb 20, GNA - The National Theatre of Ghana will open tickets sales for the much-awaited play titled "Araminta! Harriet Tubman Lives’’ on Wednesday, February 20, from 12:00 noon.

Mr Ako Tetteh, who disclosed this in an interview with GNA Entertainment, said, the reason for the delay in tickets sales, was to avoid tickets duplication on the market.

He said the tickets were going to be sold at; the National Theatre, Baastona Total Station and the Koala Shopping Mall at Osu, with prices pegged at GH¢30.00 for students, GH¢60.00 for regular and GH¢100.00 for double.

Mr Tetteh said preparations were far advanced for the mega performance, which begins from Thursday, February 21 to Saturday, February 23 at the National Theatre.

The theatrical piece was part of series of performances outlined by the National Theatre in commemoration of the country’s "Year of Return" Festivities, which marks the 400th centennials since the first enslaved African arrived in Jamestown Virginia, United State of America (USA).

"Araminta! Harriet Tubman Lives,’’ would fuse drama, dance and music to exhibit the exploits of Harriet Tubman’s relentless resolve for liberty or death as an inspiration for others to follow in the pursuit of freedom and equality.

The play to be performed by National Drama Company, National Dance Company, and the National Symphony Orchestra would reveal the legacy of a strong Africa woman with a vision of freeing the black race from slavery.

Harriet Tubman, birth name "Araminta" a descendant of the Ashanti people surpasses all odds to become one of the most prominent freedom fighters in USA history, having led hundreds of enslaved Africans out of bondage.

The plays lively musical weaves inter-wind with West African Ring Shouts, Africa American Negro Spirituals, dance and storytelling reveals how Harriet Ross Tubman Davis, distinctive as many Africa warrior queens, was just as much a heroine for Ghana as she was for America.

Harriet Tubman’s warrior ability as a soldier and spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War by feeding over 750 slaves in one single raid, stands as a tribute to the bravery of women and the countless known and nameless warriors who fought against injustices.

"Araminta! Harriet Tubman Lives’’ is co-choreographed by Stefany Yamoah, Director of the National Dance Company, Andrea Vonny lee and Mawuli Semevo, National Drama Director, with technical direction and stage design by Jojo Quantson.