This play centers around the abduction of more than two hundred girls from their school dormitory in Chibok on the night of the 14th of April 2014. There had been previous kidnappings by the insurgent group, Boko Haram, but none on such a scale and with that level of impunity.The play tracks the events leading to that level of lawlessness in the region and the aftermath of the incident.
Featuring Kehinde Bankole, Meg Otanwa, Leelee Byoma, Joshua Alabi and Rotimi Fakunle as well as three of the Chibok Girls that escaped the clutches of their abductors after the kidnap that night, the production through the use of testimonial and documentary theatre, follows the lives of other kidnapped students as well as the inhabitants of the North-Eastern section of the country.
It deals with the abduction, forced marriages, murders, post-traumatic stress disorders, Internally Displaced People’s Camps, the Stockholm Syndrome, Corruption, the Army, Child Soldiers,Child Brides, and Human Rights violations among many others. It is written and directed by Wole Oguntokun and will be live on stage from Friday the 18th of December until Sunday the 20th at the Muson Centre.
Let me win.But if I cannot win,
Let me be brave in the attempt.