Etisalat presents: LOVE + RECESSION
Starring Keppy Ekpenyong, Omonor and Ikponmwosa Gold.
Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa of the acclaimed stage play HEAR WORD!
An adaptation of Femi Osofisan’s popular stage play titled ‘The Engagement’ inspired Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Marriage Proposal’.
Young farmer Elemude, a long-time neighbor of Chief Sowande, has come to gain permission to propose marriage to Chief’s daughter, Ronke. Chief is overjoyed at this news as Ronke is already an old maid by Nigerian standards. As such, he immediately fetches his daughter so Elemude can propose on the spot. However, Elemude is an anxious hypochondriac, and while drumming up the courage to propose, he inadvertently gets into an argument over a nearby piece of land. The fight escalates and Elemude leaves in anger. In mutual anger, Chief tells his daughter “and the idiot came her to propose marriage to you”. Desperate to be married, Ronke goes into hysterics and begs her father to bring Elemude back; yet once again, the two get into a second argument. To Ronke’s dismay, Elemude collapses from his exhaustion over arguing, and apparently dies. However, after a few minutes he regains consciousness, and the relieved Chief all but forces the two to get married on the spot.
LOVE + RECESSION is a simple and humorous expression of romance during this time of economic recession.
Music is composed by Kenny Oretimehin and accompanied by master percussionists Blessing Akpofure and Emeka Anokwuru as well as a small choir to include vocalists Debbie Ohiri and Olumide Dada.
MUSON Centre - AGIP Hall with shows daily 7pm from
December 29, 30, 31 & January 1st (2pm & 7pm)
Sponsored by Etisalat
Note: Special matinee shows for younger children on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th at 2pm only.