Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) is set to present the second outing of the stage play, Our Son the Minister, written Mr. Paul Ugbede, directed by Mr. Kenneth Uphopho, and produced by award-winning actress and talented thespian, Bikiya Graham-Douglas.
Our Son the Minister is the winning play of the first edition of Beeta Playwright Competition 2017, which kept its promise by publishing and producing the play.
Designed to promote the arts, particularly playwriting so as to throw up new talents, BUAF will happily share the play with the general public through its second performance.
Terra Kulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos, is the venue for the performance holding on November 9, 10, and 11, 2018, 3 pm and 7 pm daily.
Our Son the Minister is a political satire. In the plot, it is the inauguration day, and Doctor Makoji prepares to be sworn in, while family and friends make plans on how to share the enticing National cake he is set to bring home.
Alarmed by their plans, an austere Makoji decides to turn down the ministerial appointment. They conclude he has gone mad and are in desperate race to find solution to cure him.
The hilarious but thought-provoking play, stars talented actors like Patrick Diabuah, Inna Erizia, Chris Iheuwa, Soibifaa Dokubo, Bola Stephen, Biodun Kassim, Bunmi Sogade, Omololu Sodiya, and Dapo Gbadamosi.
Our Son the Prime Minister has been described as family-friendly and a perfect theatre piece that matches the election season mood soon to engulf Nigeria in its frenzy.
The performance is billed to tour five universities across the country to deepen its theme of value re-orientation among young Nigerians.
Also, plans are at advanced stage for the judging process for the second edition of Beeta Universal Arts Foundation competition.
The prize jury includes respected and creative theatre professionals, including award-winning playwright and professor of theatre arts, Ahmed Yerima; culture and film, journalist, and arts administrator, Mr. Shaibu Husseini; veteran actress and producer, Ego Boyo; theatre producer and writer, Ayo Jaiyesimi; director and actor, Kenneth Uphopho; publisher and book seller, Ibiso Graham-Douglas.
Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing, Union Bank, lead sponsor of the prize, noted, “Union Bank is pleased to partner with Beeta Universal Arts Foundation for the second year to deliver this worthy competition.
As a bank that has been around for 100 years, we recognise how invaluable the arts is to preserving and showcasing our culture and history, which is why we remain committed to developing the talent in the creative industry.”