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Latif Abubakar returns with “5 hours With Mario” in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain



Celebrated Playwright Latif Abubakar of Globe Productions has returned with an Adaptation of Spanish writer, Miguel Delibes’s Play “5 hours With Mario.”

“5 hours With Mario” is in partnership with the Embassy of Spain and seeks to deliver the Spanish play in the Ghanaian context.

Speaking at the launch of the play at the Embassy of Spain in Accra on Wednesday, August 10, Mr Abubakar stated that the partnership with the Embassy of Spain will deepen the Spain-Ghana relationship beyond traditional trade to arts and culture.


The Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy, Mr Diego Spottorno who was present at the launch added that the collaboration was a beautiful thing as it is “the first time Ghana and Spain are collaborating on Theatre.”

“5 hours With Mario,” one of the best and popular Spanish novels, is a very moving and fluid book which touches on comedy. The novel addresses the authenticity of rural life, compared to life in the city.

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Globe Productions’ adaptation of the play will be the first Ghanaian and afro-centric take of the novel and promises to make impact not only in the two countries involved (Ghana and Spain), but across the world.


The play is set to be shown at the Accra International Conference Center on September 3/4. Tickets are selling for GHC 80 only.

Watch video from the launch of the play below;


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