Thespian Muse and Theatre presents another stage play , ‘Oh, How Dearly I Detest Thee’  this month at Terra Kulture.

“When two people are forced into an arranged marriage and have to make it work..”

What happens?!

‘Oh, how dearly I detest thee’ follows the battles of a couple forced into an arranged marriage. Three years later, they have refused to settle into their home or even consummate the marriage. The wife accuses her husband of impotence and refuses every instruction he gives, choosing to contradict him in every thing.

The husband opts for peace in order to save face in public, but he knows no other way of establishing his authority as the head of his household.

Then a tragedy happens and the family brings news of a long standing tradition. The wife Ako, realizes that theirs really isn’t different from most marriages. Can they redeem themselves in “a marriage based on hatred and mutual embarrassment?”

Written by Jeanne Ngo Libondo in the 1970s, the piece was originally a radio drama. It is being adapted for the stage and features some of the wittiest dialogue in theatre.

The play will be performed on Sunday May 17th and 24th, and Sunday 31st, 2015.

Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Time: 3pm and 6pm each day.

Tickets: N. 3000. Students: N. 1500. VIP: 5000

Command Performance: 6pm, May 31st, 2015.

For bookings, call +234 810 733 7161

Oh, How Dearly I Detest Thee features Omoye Uzams and London/Westend actor, Timi Charles-Fadipe in his first performance in Nigeria alongside theatre veteran, Toyin Oshinnaike and Olarotimi Fakunle. The play is directed by Toritseju Ejoh and produced by Thespian Muse.

Thespian Muse has produced several events and productions including, the 1st African Women In Film Forum (AWIFF) in Lagos, Sefi Atta’s The Naming Ceremony, Prof. Ahmed Yerima’s Little Drops, The Days After (a short film), and The Mistress of Wholesome.

 

The play is Supported by Terra Kulture, Rhythm 93.7, STV, Nigeria Info, Gbagyichild Entertainment, Olorisupergal.com, Pulse.ng, Majmua Theatre, May16th Photography, Kayne Photography, Majie’s Place and The Social Prefect.