By Japhet Alakam
THEATRE lovers in and around Lagos, Nigeria’s entertainment capital will be treated with the thrilling stage play ‘ÌTÀN The story’ produced by THESPIAN Family Theatre & Productions this December.
ÌTÀN which is set to host the biggest theatre production within this festive season will start showing at MUSON Centre on the 24th, and continues on the 25th and 26th of December, 2016 and at the National Theatre Iganmu on the 1st and 2nd of January, 2017.
It will feature popular stage icons like Hafiz Oyetoro a.k.a ‘Saka’, Yinka Davies, Efe Mayford- Orhorha, Lara Akinsola, Nissi George, Paul Adams, Kunle Dada, Henry Arnold and several others.
In a statement, Thespian Family Theatre noted that ITAN the story is a total theatre production with rich drama, music and a blend of cultural and contemporary dance, adding that the play also brings to the fore, the tension and misunderstanding that often exists between different age-generations.
Written by Ayo Jaiyesimi, founder of THESPIAN Family Theatre & Productions, ÌTÀN showcases Àsìkò (‘Time’ personified) who intervenes in a feud between hotheaded village elder and his newly discovered ‘city, roller-coaster’ grandson. Both strongly rooted in their beliefs, refuse to shift their grounds in their battle for ‘generational’ supremacy. Àsìkò takes them on a journey into the past and the future and they both discover dark secrets that make them come to terms with the fact that they need each other to survive.
The play is powered by several reputable organizations including: The Lagos State Government, Leadway Insurance, TVC, Nestle, among several others.