Live theatre, and indeed arts and culture, enthusiasts in Lagos, are in for a thrilling performance as Hertitude, a play written and directed by Kesiena Obue, goes onstage.
TVC News correspondent, Theophilus Elamah reports that theatre practitioners hope to use the play to revive the theatre culture in the country.
In Nigeria, stage plays get little or no participation. But with the creation of Hertitude, a stage play which speaks about societal ills, practitioners believe this will relive the theatre culture and rebrand the country’s image.
Set in a private night club, Hertitude is about three sisters who reunite after their single mother suffers a debilitating heart attack.
In the course of this reunion they find themselves struggling to deal with despair, betrayal, loneliness and failure, as past resentments, their individual demons, the pressures of society’s arbitrary formulation of womanhood and social media influences emerge.
The Producers said the play is a refreshing voice for Nigerian women.