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Nairobi theatres set for two thrillers

Antony Ndunge and Bernice Nthenya at  Phoenix
Antony Ndunge and Bernice Nthenya at Phoenix Theatre. PHOTO | MARGARETTA WA GACHERU 

The multiple crises that Phoenix Players have been going through in recent times have had an astounding impact on the local arts community, especially as we’ve seen an array of outstanding actors and directors coming out of the woodwork and putting their ‘‘best theatre feet’’ forward on the Phoenix stage.

Among them are Maina Olwenya, Joseph Babu Wairimu, Tash Mitambo and as from this evening, Kamau wa Ndungu, Bernice Nthenya, Antony Ndungu and Alex Kamau, opening in the suspenseful thriller, Kiss of Death.

The surprising thing about our local actors and directors who have come forward to help ‘‘save’’ Phoenix Players from an unceremonious shutdown is that all of these talents have worked selflessly and practically for free.

Frankly, it hasn’t simply been for the love of Phoenix, although some have professed their longstanding (albeit silent) support for the Phoenix Theatre. But all of them have one thing in common and that is their love of live theatre specifically.