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Theatre And Films Studies Launches 2nd Performance Season

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies, UCC has on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 launched its second theatre and film season for the academic year, with a call on students to take time off their studies to support its productions. 

The Head of the Department, Dr.Vitus Nanbigbe, who made the call says patronizing the productions is a therapy that is good for the mind and soul.

“I have said before that some of the best students in the University are very regular theatre patrons and they do well”, he revealed. 

The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, who officially launched the season on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, expressed her gratitude to the Department for awakening the spirit of the University community to come to the theatre.  

“I want to congratulate the actors and actresses for their performances and their collaboration with the Department of Music. It shows the essence of being in the same faculty or college. There is the need for us to collaborate”, she indicated.

Speaking at the launch, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. J. B. A. Afful, reiterated the University’s commitment to put things in place to deal with the various obstacles hindering the Department. 

“I am aware of the several challenges that face the Department but as the Head of the Department knows, every attempt is being made to help solve those problems. I know there is an issue with space and many others”, he noted.

He applauded the Department for its ability to put up performances of high quality despite its difficulties and encouraged them to continue, emphasizing that what the Department of Theatre and Film Studies does represents an important aspect of every university life. 

The programme witnessed spectacular performances of excerpts of some plays which included Efo Kodjo Mawugbe’s “Prison Graduates” and “You Play Me, I Play You”; Efua Sutherland’s “Edufa”, and Ola Rotimi’s “Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again”. 

The other excerpts were “The Hot Chair”, and “Murder of the Surgical Bone” by Faustina Brew; and  “Through A Film Darkly” by J. C. Degraft. 

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies, as part of its curriculum activities, organizes a theatre and film season every semester to showcase their productions.

Also at the launch were some lecturers from the Department, students and members of Valco Hall’s Traditional Council.

Source: Nana Afia Tenkoramaa |