The producer of an award-winning play, ITAN the Story, Ayo Jaiyesinmi, has urged the people of Lagos to watch the play at the Muson Center, Onikan, to understand the essence of peace in Nigeria.
Jaiyesinmi noted that the play, which was staged for the first time at the British Council’s Lagos Theater Festival, evokes the tensions and cultural clashes between different generations.
“ÌTÀN takes you through the past generation into the future generation with lots of dance, theater and music,” Jaiyesinmi said.
She said the engaging and highly entertaining play that will be on stage at the MUSON Center, Onikan.
The play written, directed and produced by the ever-passionate and tireless playwright, Ayo Jaiyesinmi, will be on stage on Sunday April 17 and Easter Monday April 18.
The producer, however, says the show will continue on April 23-24.
The 90-minute show will be on stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.
In the cast are the best Thespians which include Nissi George, Lara Akinsola, Paul Adams, Princess Adenike Adedoyin – Ajayi and Omololu Shodiya.
ITAN also features master guitarist YPICK, with Jaiyesinmi noting that the piece was set up to be intensely musical.
“The idea is to give audiences an enriching and robust experience. You’ll be filled with suspense, but we want it to be fun throughout. You know, this Easter season, people should have a great theatrical experience alongside their family and that’s why we made ITAN much bigger than ever. Of course, ÌTÀN the Story is an all-time audience favorite that is entangled in an epic story that spans generations,” she said.
According to her, the performance is part of the STORIFEST offerings presented by THESPIAN Family Theater & Productions, with the theme Once Upon A Time. The festival featured Spoken Word, plays, a junior theater festival, storytelling and webinars.
In the stunning production, Isembaye is the Principal of Harmonious Living. In the kingdom, all is calm and orderly, but not in Ajule, the house below where there are quarrels, dissensions, disputes and resentment. How does Isembaye solve the basic problems? How to restore peace? That’s what audiences must experience in ITAN the Story as Asiko takes them on a visual storytelling adventure through time and space.