Alibaba features on stage play, Loud Whispers
Foremost Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba would be among the boundless talent that would feature in a new stage play, Loud Whispers, billed to hold on Sunday, May 1, at the MUSON Centre, Lagos.
Adapted from a book with similar title and written by Joseph Edgar, a banker cum theatre enthusiast, organiser promises fun filled time for theatre lovers.
Ali Baba and a 20-man cast, which includes Patrick Diabuah, Paul Alomona, Tony Okuyeme, Tony Offiong, and Joy Ogbekene, will be performing a series of monologues through a mixture of dance and song. Ali Baba, in a genre crossing role, will address current issues, throw light jabs at political and social actors, give advice and pass commentaries, while entertaining and holding the crowd spell-bound in the typical fashion that he is known for.
The MD of Katunga Media, organisers of the play, Betty Abang, chatting with newsmen, said: “Edgar’s book has elicited so much laughter and attention through its acerbic, but comical banter on very topical issues. The play takes a lighthearted look at otherwise critical issues in Nigeria with a bid to relieve tension and build positive discourse on their resolutions. The event, which coincides with Workers’ Day also aims to present workers with an enjoyable entertainment alternative for unwinding.”
Produced by popular broadcaster, Olisa Adibua, Shina Peller of Quilox and Mofoluwake Edgar, the play is adapted and directed by William Benson.
Benson has successfully directed many critically acclaimed plays, including The Sisters, Trials Of Oba Ovonramwen, The Meeting, Yoruba Romance, Private Lies, among others.
“It promises to be an exciting outing as theatre lovers would have the unique opportunity of watching Ali Baba in a genre crossing role delivering tongue in cheek quotes and massively entertaining the crowd in ways we have come to regard and respect him for,” Benson said.
The play is proudly brought to theatre lovers by Katunga Media, a leading African marketing communications agency.
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