She won the hearts of many when she put up that command awe inspiring performance as lead and indeed the only performer in the Latif Abubakar Produced monologue, “5 hours with Mario” staged at the Accra International Conference Centre.
With the applause, cheers and commendations still loud from that memorable Dzidzor role, talented actress, radio presenter, entrepreneur, mother and wife, Naa Ashorkor steps up the stage again, this time as Mrs Mary Sowah, wife to her lying, conniving, elusive bigamist husband, Mr Adjei Sowah, played by another talented industry gem, George Quaye in Run For Your Wife!
The play tells the intriguing story of Adjei Sowah, an Accra based taxi driver who literally has two lives, complete with two wives, Mary – played by Naa Ashorkor and Naa Shome – played by Aitsofe Tsikor. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion though they live just about 5 minutes apart.
He however, gets caught up in a mugging incident and wakes up in a hospital. Based on his schedule, he ends up in the wrong house with the wrong wife, and is forced to deal with explaining things to both of his wives and two suspicious policemen all at once.
“I love Run For Your Wife…I especially love the role of Mary. Responsible, loving, thoughtful…in a lot of ways I see me in that character…” Naa Ashorkor.
Naa first played the role of Mary Sowah in 2011 when George Quaye first staged Run for your Wife at the National Theatre.
Twelve years on with a number of awards, movies, television appearances, radio experiences, MC duties, family and motherly commitments, many stage performances and productions to show for, the lady who’s gradually carving a niche for herself as Ghana’s Queen of live theatre reprises her role as Mrs. Mary Sowah in the adaption of Ray Cooney’s Run For Your Wife – a theatrical masterpiece that opens at the National Theatre on Saturday 1st October at 4pm.
“I think this will be my best live theatre performance yet…I am more mature now. You know, a little older than when I first played it. I understand the script and appreciate the character better than before. Surely I’ll do better…” – Naa Ashorkor.
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The play which also stars Fiifi Coleman, Roland Adom, Andrew Adote Tandoh, Francis Osei Bonsu and for the very first time in a stage play, celebrated Pundit and media personality, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo is directed by George Quaye with assistance from Emmanuel Ato Ghartey of the National Drama Company.