Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (2016)

Accra, Ghana

Kilroy maintains his innocence in a grasping world, even after death.

 

 

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Opened May 5, 2 PM  @ La market square. La, Accra.
Friday, May 6, 2 PM @ Antewe, Teshie in Accra.
Continues to tour to other locations in Ghana.

Ten Blocks on the Camino Real
was written by Tennessee Williams in 1947 with songs, dialogue, and dance to tell its story of how a boxer loses his “heart as big as the head of a baby.”  Beginning May 5, 2016, Abibigroma,  the National Theater of Ghana, staged the text by Tennessee Williams outdoors in public spaces.

Performances in Ghana retain the words of Williams’ text in English, yet are specific to Ghanian culture. The “player of the blue guitar” Williams describes is a drummer of blue drums.

wp_20160506_15_28_12_pro wp_20160506_15_42_19_proAbibigromma, the National Theatre Company of Ghana, was established in 1983 at the University of Ghana, Legon. In 1991, the company became the resident troupe of the National Theatre. The focus of Abibigromma is to develop a rich blend of music, dance, mime, movement and dialogue with a strong social, spiritual and folkloric base.
The 2016 production of Ten Blocks is based on Kaplan’s 2012 production performed outdoors in Paysandu, Uruguay.  In Ghana, the role of Mr. Gutman, the feral hotel owner, was played by the American actor Greg McGoon, who created the teaser video.