A PLAY BASED ON FRANZ KAFKA’S METAMORPHOSIS
(OLUWA O!) = OH GOD; AJE = WITCH
“ANYONE WHO KEEPS THE ABILITY TO SEE BEAUTY NEVER GROWS OLD”
ADAPTATION BY NICK PELAS
PRODUCED BY: THEODORA IBEKWE OYEBADE
DIRECTED BY: NICK PELAS
NOW SHOWING IN LECICESTER THEATRE FROM
18TH – 23RD FEBUARY 2014.
KEYEFI – FEYI BABALOLA: PLAYED THE NARRATOR
ABENI – SHAKA DAVID: PLAYED THE LEAD ACTRESS
LOCUSTANA PARDALINA – JULIA BENZE:PLAYED ABENI’S LOCUS
ABEFE –MAOTA FODAY: PLAYED ABENI’S BEST FRIEND
YETUNDE – AMA JOSEPH: PLAYED ABENI’S MOTHER
AYO – AMIE BUHARI: PLAYED ABENI’S BOSS.
THE CAST PROFILE
The play METAMORPHOSIS (oluwa o!) is an Adaptation of Franz kafka’s book whose original was written over 100 years ago. It is about A man who wakes up one night and his body has become and insect (locust), his boss, mom and best friend all gathered round him and try to understand this disease.
But Nick Adaptation of the play was with a twist, he changed the characters sex around by making the characters all female instead of all male as it was in the book. He added his own twist to it and made it more his story telling and this was inspired by his personal experience to a similar situation and how people/ family/friends all react when a close one is sick/ has mental illness or possessed, everyone has their different take on it and different ways of dealing with it.
THE STAGE SET
The play was recreated with an African setting. It is About a Girl called ABENI who is a commercial sales traveller. Her work stress was getting to her such as sales, travel, workload and her dad whom she can never relate to. So one night she woke up only to see she has become an insect (A human locust).
Her mother (YETUNDE) whom she lives with, her best friend (ABEFE) and her boss (AYO) were all present during this time of her sickness. She was somewhat seen as a witch, monster, has disabilities and all sort but this was hard for them to deal with or understand. They all have their different ways of dealing with it and opinions of what should be done.
Months passed and ABENI was still in a locust form and had turned into a revolting monster. she suffered for a long time and tried to reach out to her loved ones but she couldnt. this was all geting too much for them to deal with and finally after all the suffering, she died and everybody moved on.
This is what ABENI work Ethics and all the stress she put herself through have done to her .
THE CAST ON STAGE
CAST WITH DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER.
MORE PICS OF DAY 2 OF THE PLAY
TUNDE AJAKAIYE (DIR) AYO DAPO OYEBADE AND THEODORA IBEKWE OYEBADE
GOLDIVA (EDITOR) AND THEODORA IBEKWE OYEBADE (PRODUCER)
CAST: AYO, ABEFE, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
ADM: We saw this play on stage and it was brilliant. it is a great METAPHORIC play and was acted perfectly by the cast. The staging, Acting, lighting, sound and of course directing was all to perfection. and this is a MUST WATCH! for everyone and it needs to be on a greater scale in a Big screen. A big welldone to all the cast, the producer and the director.
The PLAY will still be showing till sunday at the LECEISTER SQUARE THEATRE IN LECEISTER SQUARE for tickets call BOX OFFICE ON: 08448733433
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Written by: Goldiva