-a piece on politics, power and the fight for liberty
Basement Theatre Company (BTC) has been established in Abuja for the rebirth of the classy outdoors and to cater to the very specific and sophisticated social needs of urbane Nigerians and Abujans in particular. Now, BTC proudly presents Ola Rotimi’s Ovonramwen Nogbaisi in a complete theatre experience like none before it.
The play is a reconstruction of the historic fall of the great empire of Benin in the British Punitive Expedition of January 4, 1897. The drama looks beyond the obvious in cross-cultural struggles between empires and focuses on the burdens of power as well as the culturally peculiar diplomacy employed between two very fascinating monarchs.
For this Abuja opening, BTC is proud to bring back to Black theatre, African star of music, TV and stage, Dede Mabiaku in the leading role. He is joined by a most vibrant and select cast of the cream of Nigerian theatre. Among them are Toyin Oshinaike, Ahide Adum, Patrick Otoro, Albert Akaeze and Ikponmwonsa Gold.
Platinum Command Performance:
Date: Friday, 4th of July, 2008
Venue: Congress Hall, the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja
Time: 7pm prompt
Ticket: N19,999 or $170.00
Date: Saturday, 5th of July, 2008
*For details of this performance, please contact Basement Theatre Company
Date: Sunday, 6th of July, 2008
Venue: Africa Hall, the International Conference Centre, Abuja
Time: 3pm (matinee)/7pm
Ticket: N2,999 (singles); N4,999 (couples) **special student rates apply
We invite you to order bulk tickets for your organization/group and take advantage of our special bulk ticket discounts. For more box office details and ticket enquiries, please call 0702 546 3790-2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit our website www.btcnigeria.com for more information on Ovonramwen Nogbaisi and Basement Theatre Company.
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