Sexcapaids is a two-man play set on the premises of living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria in 1996 (an era when public awareness of the disease was minimal), Ayo Thomas an upwardly mobile middle class young man and BOBO rasta, a street schooled hustler, both escape inmates of an HIV positive quarantine institution recap their life history prior to their testing positive.
One is a randy lover boy who is so reckless about sex, while the other is gay. These two were conditioned by certain societal values which shaped their resolve to adopt the mannerisms that eventually lead to their new status. We are mindful of the fact that HIV/AIDS is not only sex-induced, hence the inclusion of other non-sex related causes of the virus introduced in a subtle manner. Into the mainstream of the sensational play.
In the course of their narration, the total theatre will be employed and the audience will have more than a dose of information on the devastating effect of a care free attitude to issues relating to sex, and also show the adverse effects of societal prejudices against PLWHAs (People Living with HIV/ AIDS)
Sexcapaids is a serious play given a comic flavour based on the realisation that the Nigerian public are more comfortable with the comic arts. The vibrancy demanded of the actors, the music potentialities and the depth of the message make the play an audience delight any day.
Dare Fasasi ( Baba Dee)Â plays Ayo Thomas, while Jude Udeni (Swing) plays Bobo Rasta, both actors are graduates of the University of Ibadan Theatre Arts Department with a decade experience as professional actors. The play is directed by Solomon Iguanre and was originally performed by Laffomania Organisation.
The play which is an initiative of Naija Ninja production, opens fromÂ December 7 through 9, at the National Theatre, Iganmu. Specifically targeted at secondary school students to commemorate world AIDS Day.