The Easter Party Train is Largely a Drama Feast, This Weekend, Next Weekend, This Month, and Beyond..
…Compiled by Macson Obojemuinmoin
Dis Loyal Judas: an Easter Opera
Created by the playwright Segun Adefila out of exploration of the “scam” that led to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, the semi operatic play is rendered in Yoruba, Pidgin and English. “According to my findings”, Adefila told the PMNews journalist Nehru Odeh, “he returned the money because he asked them, ‘You didn’t tell me you were going to kill him. You just said I should identify him.’ That is my finding. It wasn’t out of remorse alone”.
Date: April 17, April 18 , 2022 Venue: Marquee, National Theatre Iganmu Time: 5pm Daily. Ticket: Free, but strictly by reservation.
Itan: The Story
Ayo Jaiyesimi’s dramatisation of a series of stories of encounter, runs on April 17 &18, 2022 and April 23&24, at the Muson Centre at 3pm and 7pm.
Venue/Full Dates/Show Times: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan: April 17-18, 2022. Time: 3pm, 7pm.
Prison Chronicles at the Theatre @ Terra
Wole Oguntokun’s Prison Chronicles is the story of Cell Block B and its four prisoners alongside the Cell Warder and his wife also known as the first lady. In Block B which its inmates fondly call Heartbreak Hotel, the lives of the jailer and the jailed are more interwoven than its ruling class cares to admit to.
The play continues for the second weekend on April 10, 2022 on the outdoor lawns of the Terra Kulture at 5.30pm
Dates: April 23rd, 24th, 30th, May 1st and May 2nd 2022.
Venue: Theatre on the Lawn @ Terra Kulture, Tiammiyu Savage Street, Lagos, Time: First Show: 5.30pm; Second Show: 7.30pm. Tickets: Early Bird-₦3,5,000; Regular-₦5,000
Beyond the Staccato, Iquo Diana Abasi’s first album composed of her spoken word poetry, will be launched at the Didi Museum at 3pm on April 23. Diana Abasi is a versatile Nigerian creative ho has published collections of poetry in text, and a collection of short stories in very compelling prose. She keeps coming up with something fresh.
Date: April 23, 2022. Venue: Did Museum, 175, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island. Time: 3-6pm
Makinde Adeniran has written a stage drama, based on the life of Lateef Kayode Jakande, the hyper achieving former Governor of Lagos State. The play opened on Good Friday
Will now stage at Glover Memorial Hall, Marina: May 2, 2022. Time: 3pm.Tickets: ₦5,000 Regular, ₦20,000