The play, an adaptation of the similar named book, written by Joseph Edgar, unconventional investment banker and theatre enthusiast will be staged at the MUSON Centre, Lagos.
Ali Baba Ali Baba and a 20-man cast, featuring other talented thespians including Patrick Diabuah, Paul Alomona, Tony Okuyeme, Tony Offiong and Joy Ogbekene, will be performing a series of monologues through a mixture of dance and song.
Particularly, Ali Baba in a genre crossing role, will be addressing current issues, throwing jabs at political and social actors, giving advices, an passing commentaries while entertaining and holding the audience spellbound in a typical fashion for which he is known.
Speaking at a press parley, the Managing Director, Katunga Media, organizers of the play, Betty Abang said, “ Edgar’s book has elicited so much laughter and attention through its acerbic but comical banter on very topical issues.
The play, according to her, takes a light hearted look at otherwise critical issues in Nigeria with a bid to relieve tension and build positive discourse on their resolution.
The event, which coincides with Workers’ Day, aims to give workers an enjoyable entertainment alternative for unwinding. “It promises to be an exciting outing as theatre lovers would have the unique opportunity of watching Ali Baba in a genre crossing role delivering tongue-in-cheek quotes and massively entertaining the audience in ways for which we have come to regard and respect him,” the director of the play, William Benson said.
For Ali Baba, “It is not totally different from what I do as a stand up comedian.”