SUPERNOVA is an Award winning one person stage performance written and performed by Kenyan actor, writer and director – Martin Kigondu. The play follows a popular radio presenter on a short leave to attend a personal emergency. Frank – played by Kigondu, is a man sieving through a love that was, could have been and is, while chasing the highs that come with a busy career and the lows that are survived often in silence. Exploring themes around ambition, love, grief, masculinity, solitude, family and mental fortitude with both heart and wit, the play spotlights the headspace of man in particular urban isolation. Frank’s account weaves in other characters and perspectives in the 85 minute intimate and forthright performance, giving the actor the canvas for a tapestry of different personas and emotions. A pleasurable and poignant watch with Kigondu’s signature profoundness and warmth – in his writing as in his performance. The play won Best Actor in a Solo Performance, Best Playwright and Best Sound Design at the Kenya Theatre Awards 2023.
When: May 26th
Where: Nakuru Players theatre