Though Africa is riddled with corrupt politicians, Imbuga’s play is careful not to name anyone in particular, thus keeping him safe from retaliation. In fact, Imbuga’s play is set in a fictional country, known as Kafira, and its characters not only have generic names, such as Boss, Tumbo and Mosese, but many have generic traits, allowing them to be anyone, from any country. Imbuga’s generic characters and setting work twofold in this way: they not only allow him to critique corrupt politicians and systems of government in Africa, they also transcend Africa due to their generic nature, thus pointing an accusatory finger at corrupt politicians and systems of government around the world.
The Cast is led by Arthur Kisenyi as Jusper Wendo, Kato Lauben as Tumbo, Keith Muganza as Boss, Justus Barongo, Edwin Sekatawa, Kawesa Ronals, Nalubowa Rebecca among other wonderful performers.
National Theatre, Sharing Hall
Arthur Kisenyi, Scovia Nnansamba