Sunday, June 04, 2006

the estate - a play

Inspired by Chekhov but set in contemporary Lagos,Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Adeyemi is engulfed in burial arrangements for her recently deceased husband, an influential entrepreneur with an extended family scattered across the globe. His children arrive from abroad to hear their father’s Will. As they divide his estate an unnatural turn of events takes place and sparks begin to fly...

So goes the promo for The Estate, a play by Oladipo Agboluaje directed by Tiata Fahodzi's Femi Elufowoju Jr at the Soho Theatre. I saw a reading of the play back in March. Ovation Magazine, NEPA, ambitious pastors, incest.. it's all touched on as the family members tear themselves apart over the inheritance.

The Estate is at the Soho Theatre, London - from 6 to 17 June.


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