Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again To Hit The Stage In Abuja
Where are the theatre-goers in Nigeria? What has happened to theatre performance in Nigeria? In the days of the iconic Hubert Ogunde, theatre was a viable art form.
From city to city, Nigerians came out en masse to watch theatre productions. The trend appears to have changed in the past decades.
Apart from Lagos, many cities in Nigeria have not witnessed stage play productions in many years. Theatre devotees who understand and believe in the efficacy of theatre as a veritable tool for the simulation of progress and the best form of entertainment have been on a crusade to revive the dwindling theatre orientation in Nigeria.
However, the awareness of theatre production and the number of theatre-goers is on the increase in Lagos. Every Sunday in Lagos, a theatre production holds, thanks to Terra Kulture and other partner theatre organisations.
The capital city of Abuja is the next destination for the reinstatement of theatre shows. Mosaic Theatre Production in partnership with Cruise Entertainment are in Abuja to reignite the passion for stage plays with a theatrical masterpiece Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, written by Nigeria’s finest dramatist, Ola Rotimi and will be directed by a prolific theatre director Agozie Ugwu. The production will be held at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, in August 2015.
The Sheraton Hotels and Towers’ support for the re-introduction of theatre in Abuja is a commendable one. The play is a rib-cracking comedy that will get the city laughing.
Some of the actors on parade include some of Nollywood’s finest, Ramsey Noah and Ann Njemanze, Patrick Diabuah (who starred in Saro the Musical 2), TY James and other professional and popular stage actors and actresses.
Maxcare Pharmacy and Stores also understands the therapeutic power of theatre and have thus encouraged the crusade for the revival of theatre in Abuja through partnership.
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