The play is an adaptation of the similar-named book, written by Joseph Edgar, unconventional investment banker cum theatre enthusiast. Ali Baba and a 20-man cast, featuring other talented thespians such as 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.
The MD of Katunga Media, organizers 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 light hearted 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 Worker's Day also aims to present workers with an enjoyable entertainment alternative for unwinding and we would like to thank all our sponsors and partners for making the play a reality."
The play is produced by popular broadcaster, Olisa Adibua, Shina Peller of Quilox and Mofoluwake Edgar, and adapted and directed by the veteran thespian, scriptwriter and Artistic Director behind Quebic 4Productions, William Benson.
William has successfully directed many critically acclaimed plays including The Sisters, Trials of Oba Ovonramwen, The Meeting,Yoruba Romance, Private Lies, amongst 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,"the Director, William Benson, said whilst speaking to members of the press.
The play is proudly brought to theatre lovers by Katunga Media, a leading African marketing communications agency.
Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos Island
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016