The musical play “Mamma Mia” directed by Fr. Richard Jarain SJ was staged at St. Paul’s Phesema Saturday by the teachers’ trainees of the institute and community of St. Paul Phesema. The original musical movie 'Mamma Mia' debuted in London in 1999. 'Mamma Mia' from ABBA’s, has opened in over 130 cities around the world, in 7 languages, in 5 continents.
Many shows of ‘Mamma Mia’ are being performed in many countries and St. Paul Phesama community took up as a challenge to bring ‘Mamma Mia’ and the good memories of ABBA.
The story of ‘Mamma Mia’ took place in a mythical Greek island that centers around a young girl named Sophie whose dreams of a white wedding and that her father would give her away at the wedding knowing little her biological dad since her mum Donna seemed to have been closely associated with three men in a short space of time. Sophie therefore got three probable dads and invited them all to the wedding.
The musical play is based on the song by ABBA in which ‘Mamma Mia’ is one of their hit songs. The word ‘Mamma Mia’ itself expresses a sense of surprise and unenviable discovery much like Donna unexpectedly encounters three men - Sam, Bill and Harry in her taverna and how Sophie discovers her three probable dads.
The four letter word ‘ABBA’ is an acronym and it stands for the four Swedish super group singers of the mid-1970s.
The name and fame of ABBA as a group of pop singers is undeniably great, and their songs have inspired thousands of ABBA fans in the past, present and in the years to come.