Revving Up The Patriotic Spirit In Dear Country At Terra Kulture
AGAIN, today at Terra Kulture, for the second Sunday running, Wazobia Theatre House will have its final staging of Dear Country, the dramatic narrative on Nigeria that tells the story of a country’s tortuous journey to nationhood.
The Ikenna Jude Okpala-led production is exploring the trajectory of Nigeria’s socio-political and economic paths taken and those not taken, and why things have not quite worked out as expected.
Dear Country is Okpala’s latest offering that will show on two Sundays on May 3 and 10 at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to him, “Dear Country is about Nigeria, a chronicle of the whole issues plaguing the country and proffering practical solutions.
Unemployment, power failure, bad governance, election problems, Boko Haram, etc, are some of the issues Nigeria is facing; we will show them and see how we use the resources of drama to resolve them.
We deceive ourselves when we say we know the issues. In Lagos, we’re too comfortable. Lagosians need to go out to Nigeria’s interior to see things for themselves, how bad things really are. For instance, some communities have only one well as source of water. And when it dries up during the dry season that is it.