ATTA AND OTEH TEAM UP FOR PLAY PREMIERE AT TERRA KULTURE

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This November, playwright Sefi Atta and theatre director Patrick-Jude Oteh team up for the production of “Last Stand,” featuring the acclaimed Jos Repertory Theatre.

“Last Stand” is the first in a new series of modern Nigerian family dramas written by Atta, and the play is about a battle of wills between a dying general and his estranged heirs.

When General Mashood Balogun on his deathbed decides to leave his estate to his first son Rotimi, bypassing his daughters, he creates an uproar in his family. Rotimi, a medical doctor, refuses to step into his father’s shoes, and his father stands firm in his bid to make Rotimi his successor.

As the Balogun family conflict plays out, Rotimi in the end is forced to look after his dying father. But who will win the final face-off between father and son?

“Last Stand” premieres @
Terra Kulture
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
3 p.m. and 6 p.m
Tickets are available at Terra Kulture and Quintessence.

Patrick-Jude Oteh is a trained theatre director and holds a Master of Theatre Arts and a Master of International Law and Diplomacy, with an emphasis on international economic law. He is the founding artistic director of the Jos Repertory Theatre as well as the festival producer of the annual Jos Festival of Theatre currently in its ninth season. He holds fellowships with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., the Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University, and the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP).

Sefi Atta is the author of novels “Everything Good Will Come” (2005), “Swallow” (2010), “A Bit of Difference” (2013), and the short story collection “News From Home” (2010). Her radio plays have been broadcast by BBC Radio, and her stage plays have been produced internationally. Her recent stage credits include her one-act plays “The Naming Ceremony,” which was directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa and premiered at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2012, and “Hagel auf Zamfara,” which was directed by Nick Monu and finished its two-year run at Germany’s Theatre Krefeld in 2013

PAWSTUDIOS PRESENTS AHMED YERIMA’S “THE WIVES”

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PAWSTUDIOS, producers of the BRITISH COUNCIL Lagos Theatre Festival 2014invites you to a stage play titled The Wives written by Professor Ahmed Yerima and directed by Kenneth Uphopho.

Venue: TerraKulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, V/Island, Lagos.
Date: Saturday 6th September 2014.
Time: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm.
Tickets 3500,5000

Our star studded array of Actors include Cool FM OAP Kayla Oniwo, Songstress EVAEZI, Red Carpet Xtra Oola Heavens and Odenike from Ojos in tha House.

The story is about Chief Theophilous Gbadegeshin and his three Wives and Sister.

“I miss you broad mi, tell mama and papa that I will join them….but not so soon sha!”…….Auntimi( Gbadegeshin’s Sister)

The Play focuses on incest, murder, inheritance fraud and polygamy amd will keep you enthralled from the start to finish

“We have continually excelled at putting Nigerian Stage Productions back on the map locally and this play will not be different” says Kenneth Uphopho Director of The Wives

PAWSTUDIOS the production company responsible for the show have been in the business of staging plays for over 10 years .

Supported by Majmua Theatre

Wole Soyinka’s THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO

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Today Saturday August 9 at Terra Kulture.

Trials of Brother Jero is one of Professor Wole Soyinka’s most popular plays will be showing at Terra Kulture.

With Toju Ejoh as Brother Jero

Date : TODAY, August 9 2014.
Venue : Terra Kulture, 1347 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island.
Time : 3PM & 6PM
Tickets : Students 1500, Regular 3000, VIP 5000.

The Trials of Brother Jero is about a fake beach prophet, a suave fraudster who establishes a viable “business” out of gullible working class people in the vicinity.

This play is a light satiric comedy that aims at showing hypocrisy and manipulation in various spheres of life, have enslaved even the enlightened and enriched charlatans.

You don’t want to miss this hilarious play.
The play is brought to you by Thespian Family Theatre.

Tickets available at Terra Kulture.

PAW Studios Presents: Ahmed Yerima’s “The Wives” In September

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Four Women, A dead body and a Party

The Wives returns to the stage this September full of mystery and intrigue. This dark comedy pulls a twist which will keep you at the edge of your seat from the beginning to the end

Cecilia, Angela, Tobi and Auntimi are four women trapped in a web of lies spun by their billionaire benefactor Gbadegeshin. Accusations of murder , incest and inheritance fraud are rife between the women. This is further compounded by Gbadegeshin’s family insisting on upholding tradition.

Read the reviews from the last edition here http://dailyindependentnig.com/2012/11/paws-the-wives-set-for-thrilling-finale-at-terra-kulture/
Prof Ahmed Yerima’s twist on this beautifully woven tale of polygamy is witty, humourous and full of lessons for all

Venue : Terrakulture, Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street. VI Lagos
Date:6th September 2014
Time : 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Starring EVAEZI ,Cool FM’s Kaylah Oniwo, Olawunmi Heavens, Odenike, Patrick Diabuah, David Azeez

Written by Prof Ahmed Yerima
Directed by Kenneth Uphopho
Tickets: N5000, N3500 and N2000 ( students with ID)
For ticket enquiries call 08188132198/08037177106 or email theatre@pawstudios .com.ng

It is rated PG13 due to the Scenography

This is a PAWSTUDIOS production

Paw Studios presents: A HARVEST WITH SOYINKA

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Paw Studios presents to you “A Harvest With Soyinka”

The festival will consist of Music, Spoken Word and Site specific theatre.

Date: July 20th and 27th 2014.

Venue: Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street Victoria Island.

Time: 3pm and 6pm

Tickets:
N1500 – Students
N3000 – Regular
N5000 – VIP

Two families: the Olumorin’s and the Erinjobi’s are set on war path because of their children who have chosen to fall in love. The stage is set as both families must overcome their differences to see the pain behind the rebellious duo. Will Ishola let go of his bitterness towards his father? Will Mr Olumorin kill Ishola as threatened?

Find out in this dark ensemble written by the legendary Professor Wole Soyinka and directed by Kenneth Uphopho.

THESPIAN FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS: “THE LION AND THE JEWEL” AND “THE TRIALS OF BROTHER JERO”

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Live in Lagos this July and August in celebration of Wole Soyinka at 80. Thespian Family Theatre presents The Lion and Jewel, and The Trails of Brother Jero.

PRESS RELEASE: AROJAH ROYAL THEATRE PRESENTS AUGUST STRINDBERG’S “DANCE OF DEATH 1”

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Swedish playwright August Strindberg is set to make what could be his first ever appearance on the Nigerian theatre scene as Abuja based theatre outfit Arojah Royal Theatre is set to stage Dance of Death 1.

The two-part play is about a half-crazed married couple locked together in splenetic isolation. Edgar, a garrison captain (played by Toba Oyewale) and his wife Alice (played by Oluwaseun Odukoya), a thwarted actor, prepare to celebrate 25 years of married torment in the fortress they laughably call home. Half-starved and seething with contempt for everyone on the island, they fall with malign glee on Alice’s cousin, Kurt (played by Ebichi Promise) who arrives to be the new quarantine master. Since it was Kurt who brought them together, he becomes a weapon in their domestic warfare, as well as someone to confide in. But, contaminated by their viral passion, Kurt eventually beats a retreat leaving the pair in a state of exhausted reconciliation.

Courtesy of the Embassy of Sweden, Abuja, and Ericsson Nigeria, the play directed by Jibrin Ahmed will be scheduled to make a tour of tertiary institutions in Abuja: the University of Abuja, Nassarawa State University, Base University and the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja.

The premiere performance will be staged at the Abuja residence of the Ambassador of Sweden, Plot 41, T.Y. Danjuma street, Asokoro, Abuja on June 28, 2014 by 3.00pm and 5.30pm.

Speaking about the performance, artistic director of Arojah Royal Theatre Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo said: “This is just another of our effort (sic) in employing the theatre as a social force. It is called ‘Cultural Diplomacy Initiative’ and is intended to use theatre as a tool for cultural diplomacy”. He added that under this initiative Arojah Royal Theatre will include at least one or two foreign plays in its annual theatre season of 5-6 plays.

H.E. Mr. Svante Kilander who is a fan of August Strindberg expressed excitement about the opportunity of Nigerians experiencing Swedish theatre: “It will be great to see how Nigerian theatre lovers receive this play. I am particularly excited about this initiative of the Arojah Royal Theatre and African colouration that is to be given to this great play.”

More Photos From The First Night’s Performance of THE KILLING SWAMP

Earlier in the year we brought Ojo Adinoyi Onukaba’s riveting historical play The Killing Swamp to audiences in Abuja. Now you can relive the experience with photos from the lens of Timothy Aideloje (@jtimdal)

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Photos from the first night’s performance of The Killing Swamp, written by Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi.

Photos from 1st Night’s Performance of THE KILLING SWAMP

Written by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi, The Killing Swamp thrilled audiences in Abuja for 2 consecutive nights at The French Institute of Nigeria, Abuja. Check out photos from the first night of performance. Photography by Timothy Aideloje of Jtimidal Photography (@Jtimdal).

Visit here, here, here and here, for more stories on the performance of The Killing Swamp

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Audience Reactions to THE KILLING SWAMP

Lindsey Tullolu said
Well done.

Peji and Linda Khan said
Very good play. Loved it.

Chima Edomob said
Original. Engaging. Keep doing what you are doing with passion.

Abah Odachi said
Wonderful play.

Chinansa Uwakwe said
A brilliant performance. With more props it would be greatly enhanced I enjoyed the message and believe their potential is without limits. Kudos!

Ogba Abah said
Wonderful play. Eye opening and the timing is perfect – with what’s happening in North-Eastern Nigeria. Change will come soon hopefully.

Dounia said
Thank you for that play!

Alice O’Reilly
Very powerful. I learnt a lot about Nigerian history. Really enjoyed myself, thank you!

Eve Naef said
It was a nice play. Keep it up!

Emmanuel said
A very good play, but I think Asabe should have added more “real” passion in terms of tears. It brought a new sight to the Saro-Wiwa story.

Tristan Fonlladosa said
Very enjoyable. Reminded of the many plays I watched in lagoon.

Olusegun Shoyombo said
An excellent performance.

Ndamchiri Muhammad said
Very good and well delivered play.

Chidozie Oba J. said
Interesting. A lot needs to be done in Niger Delta region for the injustice and degredation of the region

Golda Obi said
Very good acting, riveting and entertaining. Will certainly attend again.

Pa Tamba Ngom said
Excellent!

Williams Rebecca said
Drama was cool.

Williams Olaitan said
Really cool I look up to more of these.

Haaba said
Wonderful play.

Oliver Gainford said
Excellent. Really interesting re-imagining of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s last moments and great acting.

Oliver Dominic said
Want to see it again.

Doris Popoola said
Nice.

Angie said
Very fabulous.

Walter Okoye said
Fantastic acting.

Esther Peters
Lovely. Exceptional performance.

Valerie Bireloze said
That was a genuine, warm, wonderful show. Thank you.