'Just the Tip' wins hearts of patrons
FOR many patrons who thronged the National Theatre, Accra, to watch playwright, Uncle Ebo Whyte’s latest play, Just the Tip, over the weekend, it must have been a solemn period to reflect on the institution of marriage and the subject of old age as a blessing.
Over the years, patrons of Uncle Ebo productions have been aware of his Christian beliefs featuring prominently as relevant themes.
And once again, his latest play is no exception touching on the blessings of old age and the sacrifices in marriage.
Just the Tip is set in the home of Mr Kwabena Denteh, a father of two daughters, Sarah and Barbara.
Sarah, who has a daughter, Emelia, grows up with the thinking that her father loves her sister more.
She is certain that her three failed marriages which eventually landed her in father’s home must be the cause of his resentment for her. Thus, she overly buries her life in religious activities, much to the chagrin of her family.
On her father’s birthday, she returns home to accuse her elderly parents of being the cause of her woes, thanks to a ‘word of knowledge’ from the preacher man at the watchnight service she attends.
Her confrontation almost mars her father’s birthday celebration but Doc, a family friend and Mr Denteh’s personal doctor, reveals the preacher man is schizophrenic.
But that will not be the only revelation on the day. There are more to come especially with who Doc’s father is and why his intended marriage to Barbara many years ago was called off.
Even though the various subjects explored in Just The Tip were sincere for many to brood over, the cast succeed to crack the ribs of patrons with their comic acting.
Right from the opening act, the audience were prepared for a laughter galore and they were not disappointed when the curtain came down. And of course, good lessons were learnt too.
Just the Tip is a play about restoration, revelations and a couple’s resolve to keep their family together, no matter the circumstances.
The play sponsored by Ebony Condoms, Gino Tomato Mix and GCB Bank PLC will show again at the National Theatre from tomorrow, Friday, March 31 at 7 pm only.
There will be two showings on Saturday, April 1 at 4 pm and 8 pm, and on Sunday, April 2 at 1 pm, 4 pm and 8 pm.
Just the Tip is the first play from Uncle Ebo and his Roverman Productions in the first quarter of the year. It adds to the long list of plays by the playwright which include What Dad Left Behind, Devil’s Wife, Different Shades of Women, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Life is Someway and The Day Dad Came.