If you missed the stage play, LOVE + RECESSION Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa last year, you missed big!
But not to worry, the play is back this year and it promises to be just as fun.
Love + Recession will be staged at Agip Hall Muson Center, on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2pm and 6pm. But, that’s not all. Accelerate is offering free tickets to this great show to two lucky winners every day from today!
What more? There’s a special matinee show for young children by 2pm and the tickets go for half price for children if accompanied a full paying adult. Note that Age limit of 10+.
So follow us on our social media platforms for a chance to win two tickets to this great show. Means you can take someone with you for free! Great deal for a date in this recession, right?
The play stars Nollywood’s finest actors, Keppy Ekpenyong, Omonor and Ikponmwosa Gold among other notable casts.
Simply put, this is a simple and humorous expression of romance during this time of economic recession.
The story is centred on this plot:
A young farmer Elemude, who is a long-time neighbour 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.
This is going to be so hilarious.
The play stems from an adaptation of Femi Osofisan’s popular stage play titled ‘The Engagement’ inspired Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Marriage Proposal’.
As stated earlier, it is Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa of the acclaimed stage play HEAR WORD!
Music 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.