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Iya-ile (The First Wife)

By Oladipo Agboluaje
Setting: 
Lagos, 1989
Cast total: 
9
Male cast: 
6
Female cast: 
3

Synopsis

It's 1989 in Lagos. Political hysteria and social change are sweeping Nigeria. Chief Adeyemi's wife Toyin is turning forty and, behind the mansion walls, the household is preparing for her party. But there are other distractions. Their troublesome sons, returning from college, are more interested in seduction and starting revolutions than their parents' disintegrating marriage. Meanwhile, Helen, the ambitious house girl, is waiting for her chance...

Original production

Opening night: 
21/05/2009
Company:
 
Theatre: 
Original Cast:
Estella Daniels Helen
Jude Akuwudike Chief Olanrewaju Adeyemi
Antonia Okonma Ms Toyin Adeyemi
Chucky Venn Soldier / Archbishop Billy Robertson / K K Folarin
Nick Oshikanlu Afolabi
Marcy Oni Mrs Okomile / Onijuju
Tobi Bakare Soji Adeyemi
Babatunde Aleshe Yinka Adeyemi
Javone Prince Lomi Pakimi
Production Team:
Femi Jr Elufowoju Director
Ultz Designer
Moji Bamtefa Costume
Trevor Wallace Lighting
Simon McCorry Sound

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 11994 British Library