Mr. James Ebo Whyte, popularly known as Uncle Ebo Whyte, has in his latest play, ‘ I Want Your Wife’, expressed concern about false prophecies by some self-acclaimed men of God.
‘I Want Your Wife’, which came off at the National Theatre on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, explores the story of a couple, Ben and Abena, and their ten-year marriage.
In the play, writer, who believes false prophecies are on the ascendancy, called on church leaders to initiate measures to stop the practice, if Christianity is to spread and gain roots.
In the play, Ben and Abena were enjoying a happy ten-year marriage until message from a prophetess directed Ben to ‘give away’ Abena to a rich man in the church.
Ebo thus called on Ministers of God to desist from such behaviours and seek the face of the true God and present the true gospel to the people.
Citing the scriptures, the play detailed that when God revealed to prophet Isaiah the looming death of King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20:1, the prophet did not go and stand in the public place to proclaim what God had revealed to him, but rather went to King Hezekiah and told him about the prophecy.
The play suggests that revealing prophecies in the public domain about the death of prominent personalities in society would not only bring the name of Christianity into disrepute but also created fear, panic and psychological trauma among the affected persons.
I Want Your Wife is not just a hilarious play which sent patrons into fits of laughter, but it highlights how the rich are exploiting the church to push their selfish interests and disappointingly, earn the support of church leaders because of their status.
Patrons who spoke to The New Publisher expressed excitement over the new play and the lessons which had been picked.
“I’m an ardent patron of Roverman’s plays but this has been one of the best in recent years. I enjoyed the twists and turns because the ending was far from what I had expected. The lessons have been good. This is a great piece from Roverman,” Ababio Solomon said.
‘I Want Your Wife’, which has Bond Savings & Loans as the main sponsor, runs again on July 13 and 14 at 4:00pm and 08:00pm respectively.
Other plays by Uncle Ebo Whyte include Unhappy Wives, Confused Husbands,Women on Fire, Forbidden and Bananas & Groundnuts.