When two long-lost friends who had fought side by side during the Civil War suddenly reunite, a police interrogation room is surely not the best of venues for such an encounter; especially when one is the suspect and the other is the chief interrogation officer. This interrogation is the dramatic pivot around which Maybe Tomorrow is built.
A highly suspenseful satirical play that speaks about our past, our present and future. Maybe Tomorrow showcases the story of our society, as told by a Police Detective and an alleged felon. The performance which features a post-modernist, Brechtian and minimalist directorial approach will be staged on Saturday, February 27,2016 as part of the Lagos Theatre Festival Fringe productions. The play which is written by Soji Cole, Faculty member, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria features Charles Etubiebi and Simi Hassan and is directed by Adeleke Gbolade and produced by Adenugba Oluwanishola.
The Play which won the 2014 ANA Drama Prize conveys the searing anger of a new generation in Nigeria. Maybe Tomorrow hinges on the show of authority, coercion, law defiance and seemingly cold understanding of the meeting of two long lost friends who had fought side by side during the civil war, and moved on to other things to survive after the war. While Wariboko finds solace with the Nigeria Police Force, Ododo pitches tent with his people in a militia group, Coastal Fighter Group (CFG), to agitate for better living conditions for his riverine people, who are left with tales of woes from oil spillages, devastated rivers and farmlands and ill health resulting from oil exploration by foreign corporations granted licenses to operate by the state that does nothing to protect the hapless communities. Thirty years after the civil war, the two friends meet again in circumstances that pitch them at two opposite sides of the divide.
Maybe Tomorrow comes on Saturday, February 27, 2016 by 3pm and 6pm, is facilitated by the British Council and produced by Live Theatre on Sunday with support from Pulse NG, Naij.com, Tuke’s Quest, Stylevitae, 360Nobs, MTN, 95.1WazobiaFM and 96.9 CoolFM. Tickets to the show are N3000 and N5000 and are on sale at www.naijaticketshop.com, Dealdey.com and livetheatreonsunday.info