As Nigeria celebrates her 56th Independence Day anniversary on October 1, AbOriginal Productions – a Nigerian-based entertainment company with a focus on promoting creative arts – presented a ‘breathtaking’ theatre production called Grip Am! (a play by Ola Rotimi).
Viewers were positively thrilled by the theatrical work of comedy and the spectacular display of allegorical masterpiece delivered by the cast on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016, at the Muson Centre, Onikan in Lagos.
The play ‘Grip Am’ illustrates in metaphor the existing situation in Nigeria; it visualises the uncertainty, untold hardship and household drama faced by the average, hardworking Nigerian.
Grip Am! is a humorous reminder of the value and power of the individual and about conjugal strife, supernatural opportunity, and revenge.
It depicts the difficulties in a poor farming household being compounded by external factors, when an unexpected source provides opportunity, but vengeance and retribution are the order of the day.
A timely play, ‘Grip Am’ therefore, is a family-friendly, humorous reminder of the value and power of the individual.
Some Lines In The Play!!!!
Igoin : no be Oga Landlord dey for my orange tree? Grip am………
Landlord : the tree grip me kpakparakpa o
Dabo : …. Oga Landlord na wetin happen?
Landlord : na house rent I come collect o
Dabo : for ontop of orange tree?
Landlord : God see me o….. Igoin abeg na