BY WILFRED OKICHE
Theatre lovers are in for a swell time as Katunga Media has concluded plans to bring on stage a new play, Loud Whispers, which will be headlined by foremost comedian, Ali Baba
Slated for MUSON Center, Onikan, Lagos on Sunday May 1, 2016, Loud Whispers is an adaptation of a book of the same title written by Joseph Edgar, unconventional investment banker cum theatre enthusiast.
A 20-man cast of talented thespians led by Ali Baba including Patrick Diabuah, Paul Alomona, Tony Okuyeme, Tony Offiong, and Joy Ogbekene will perform a series of monologues through a mixture of dance and song.
In a genre crossing role, Ali Baba will address current issues, throw light jabs at political and social actors, give advice and pass commentaries while entertaining and holding the crowd spell-bound in the typical fashion that he is known for.
Commenting, Managing Director, Katunga Media, organiser of the event, Betty Abang, said: “Edgar’s book has elicited so much laughter and attention through its acerbic but comical banter on very topical issues. The play takes a light-hearted look at otherwise critical issues in Nigeria with a bid to relieve tension and build positive discourse on their resolutions. The event, which coincides with Workers’ Day, also aims to present workers with an enjoyable entertainment alternative for unwinding and we would like to thank all our sponsors and partners for making the play a reality.”
The play is produced by Olisa Adibua, Shina Peller of Quilox and Mofoluwake Edgar, and adapted and directed by veteran thespian, scriptwriter/artistic director behind Quebic 4 Productions, William Benson.