Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Live Theatre on Sunday: Season 2 - Grip Am by Ola Rotimi

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Are you usually out of ideas for Sunday outings? The recent resurgence in the appreciation of the arts inspired the birth of Live Theatre on SundayTM, a repertory project with the intent to promote theatre going culture in Nigeria. They kicked off in April 2008 and the first season of the project featured the production of Song of a Goat and The Wives' Revolt written by J.P.Clark- Bekederemo starring Gabriel Afolayan, Omonor Imorbhio, Ego, Ireti Doyle, Yinka Davies and some other actors.

Don't miss Season 2 featuring the production of Grip Am, a pidgin English comedy, written by the Late Ola Rotimi with such celebrities as Gordons, Matse Uwaste, Igos,Wale Amusa, Debra Uche Nwaohiri and others. The event will hold at the New Unity Centre, 28, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, from Sunday February 12, 2012 and through all Sundays to Easter Weekend, April 6-8.

Entrance fee is N1,000 only, and tickets are available at the venue through the week and on show days and at Facuade Store, 33 Bank Elemoh Street, by Eko Hospital, Akerele Street, Surulere, at Tastee Fried Chicken Outlets in Surulere, Opebi, Omole, Ogba, FESTAC and at Pen Cinema or call 081081056335 or 08038279873 for reservations.


Igoin as a poor farmer would have been content with his subsistent living, but for his cantankerous wife, Imbrobro, who never stops reminding him that he will die a poor man. His worries are compounded when he realizes that children from the neighbourhood have made a sport of plucking fruits from an orange tree he had planted in his compound. Events take a different turn when in the midst of a quarrel with his wife, an Angel turns up to make peace, saying that God had heard their prayers and that he had been sent to give then one power each. The condition is that each of them is to ask what he wants most,and God will do it for them.

To Igoin, it is payback time for all the children from the neighbourhood, who come to pluck his orange with impunity. Consequently, his request is that if he catches any one on top of the tree, once he says: "Grip Am", the person should be gummed to the orange tree, until he releases him out of pity. Paradoxically, Imbrobro's target is her husband. Since he had chosen to die a wretched man, she asks that Death should come and kill him, so that she can have peace.

For more info, visit the website: www.livetheatreonsunday.com.ng.