Gloria Young to star in stage play about Aba Women's Riot
Guests would be thrilled to see a reenactment of the Aba Women's Riot live on stage at the Muson Center.
Guests would be thrilled to see a reenactment of the Aba Women's Riot live on stage from Friday, March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, Lagos.
About The Play
The cast made up of seasoned actress Gloria Anozie, singer Ego Ogbaro, Ijeoma Aniebo, Inna Erizia, Odera Orji and Deola Gimbiya in an interview with Pulse say, the play would be a great means of educating Nigerians on what the riot really stood for. According to them, the play is important for every woman in Nigeria and not just Aba.
"The beauty about the play is that it touches on everything that affects the woman but in a very light and nice way and men should also come and watch it to learn how this thing affects women," Gloria Young says. "You are going to see sisterhood on stage," she continues.
The play projects the idea that feminism has always been in Nigeria and is rooted in the people’s history. According to Onyenwe, there are women who stood for what was right and fought together for equality.
"August Meeting" is the aftermath of the Aba women’s riot. The women of Oloko, fresh from participating in the protest, have come back home to build on the success of it. This time, the battle is not against the white man but against their husbands and the laws they have created to keep the women under lock and key.
But fighting the devil you know is not as easy as it seems.
Lagos Theatre Festival
The Lagos Theatre Festival, running between February 27 and March 4, will showcase some 100 plays, theatre workshops and more.
Meet The Producer
Chioma Onyenwe is a Nigerian filmmaker with a background in economics and management from University of Lagos and Imperial College London.
She plunged into full-time filmmaking in 2014 and has undertaken film courses in the London Film Academy and Met Film School in London with interests spanning through film, television, online content and documentaries.
She is the Head of Programmes for the Africa International Film Festival. Her first feature film ‘’8 Bars and a Clef’’, was nominated for the 2016 AMAA Award for Best First Feature Film By A Director.
August Meeting is her debut as a Theatre Producer.
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