27 August - 11 September 2010. Directed by George Mungai and starring Samson Psenjen, Likarion Wainaina, Karimi Njagi and Tash Mitambo, the Phoenix Players present a version of Plautus's I Menaechmi or The Brothers Menaechmus.
Adapted to a local setting, a set of twins are born to a Dar es Salaam business man. When they are seven years old one of the boys gets lost in Zanzibar and is later adopted by a trader in Mombasa. Twenty years pass and the two brothers are re-united without realising it, providing for hilarious consequences. Titus Maccius Plautus (254
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I Menaechmi (The brothers Menaechmus)
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 19.00. Sat: 18.00. Sun: 16.00. Sat 11 Sept: 15.00 & 18.00. Phoenix Players, Professional Centre, Parliament Road, Nairobi, tel. +254 (20) 2225506 Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower - 5th floor, Woodvale Grove - Westlands