It is a season of political plays as BEETA Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) presents the second production of the stage play Our Son the Minister, written by Paul Ugbede and directed by Kenneth Uphopho.
The play, produced by award-winning actress and talented thespian, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, is scheduled to hold from November 9 to 11, 2018 with two shows per day.
Our Son the Minister is the winning play of the first edition of Beeta Playwright Competition 2017, which kept its promise in publishing and producing the play.
Designed to promote the arts, particularly playwriting, BUAF will happily share the play with the general public through its second performance.
Our Son the Minister is a biting political satire. It is set on an inauguration day with Dr. Makoji preparing to be sworn in. Family and friends make frantic plans on how to share the national cake that he is expected to bring home.
Alarmed by their plans, an austere Makoji decides to turn down the ministerial appointment. They conclude he has gone mad and seek desperate solutions to cure him.
This play is hilarious yet thought-provoking. It stars talented actors such as Patrick Diabuah, Inna Erizia, Chris Iheuwa, Soibifaa Dokubo, Bola Stephen, Biodun Kassim, BunmiSogade, Omololu Sodiya, and Dapo Gbadamosi.
The play is family-friendly, a timely theatre piece that matches the election season mood in Nigeria.
The performance will be on tour in five universities across the country to deepen its theme of value re-orientation among youths.
The show is sponsored by MTN, Union Bank, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and supported by Terra Kulture, Oyewole&Olajide LLP, Amstel Malta, AfricaMagic, amongst others.