Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Omohemi wrote an interesting review of the play.

Points to note-

The play lasted about 75 minutes.

Stella, actually, is a graduate of the Creative Arts.

The play, even though using the tack of marriage, is about gender relations.

Stefan Cramer, Director of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Nigeria saw through our veil. See his quote below-

once we saw and heard the reaction of the audience to your play, it became very, very entertaining and clear to us that this was much more than soap-opera on stage. And we left the show thinking that probably such plays are worth much more in terms of impact in gender relations than lengthy (and sometimes boring) workshops and conferences and gender stereotypes or political correctness in gender relations.

Thank you very much for this enlightening evening. We hope to see more of your work. The cast too was excellent and very commanding. It is pity that it is shown only once, for all the effort which has gone into it. It should be shown to high school kids together with a gender debate at the end, and it should tour the country.

All the very best. I hope the tape came out nicely, it could work very well for gender debates.


Read Omohemi's review here

Storm, whom the play is dedicated to, read the script many times and had some interesting observations too. Maybe she'll want to add something to Omohemi's, sometime.

Thanks, Omohemi.

ps. That pic of the "angry kid" on your blog frightens me. Its a carry-over from childhood, I think.

11 comments:

omohemi Benson said...

You are welcome Laspapi,I'm glad you like it.

Angry kid scares you? lol.
He is alot of fun,once you get to know him,lol.

omohemi Benson said...

You filmed the play?
Please upload it for others that did not get to watch.

Waffarian said...

abi oh? let us get a chance now! Laspipi!

laspapi said...

see you people? Upload a 70 minute production?
With what connection in Nigeria?

Waffarian said...

You go dey do am small small now!

laspapi said...

Ah t'inks abourrit if you're nice t'me, waffy

Waffarian said...

If say I dey there, na "banga soup" I for use bribe you, as I no dey there, na only beg we fit beg.

Jola Naibi said...

Unlike everyone else...I would not want to see the play on youtube or anywhere else...it completely defeats the purpose. So over to you laspapi - either the rest of us in the diaspora decide to take holidays at the same time and in honor of our visit (wishful thinking)...you decide to do a week full of plays - we can call it A Season of Wole Oguntokun so in addition to Anatomy we get to see the Return and the other side or you bring your plays to us -whaddya think?
See us asking for special treatment...laspapi probably has more important things to do LOL

laspapi said...

But wait, what happens to my broadway aspirations if the play's available on youtube?

jola's options sound more appealing, as a character said in the drama, "if the cartoonist will not come to Mohammed..."

@ waffy- arrange a tour of Europe and N.America. I'll bring the banga soup ingredients over.

Omosewa said...

Nice!

Laspapi, will you try to get it played in high schools? I know Queens college used to have plays, i think this will be nice.

Omosewa said...

Nice!

Laspapi, will you try to get it played in high schools? I know Queens college used to have plays, i think this will be nice.