Hertitude returns for Yuletide
Hertitude, a new play by Kessavier Vanille Productions, is back for the high season of theater and yuletide. Written and Directed by Kesiena C. Obue, one of the most engaging, fluid and purposeful voices in contemporary Nigerian Theater and Film Industry, Hertitude is back to the stage after a highly successful inaugural outing in March and April this year at the prestigious Wole Soyinka Hall, Freedom Park, Lagos.
Back to light up the Christmas and New Year season, the stage play, which already showed at the National Theater in Iganmu on December 14, 15, will continue today till January 1, 2020, starting from 5pm daily.“Hertitude is a bold play with a punch, a thumb up for legacy, theatrical beauty and professional pride,” Obue the writer/Director said, while speaking of staging play at the National Theater.
As the title of the play suggests, Hertitude is a smooth, simmering homage around three young Nigerian female professionals and sisters forced into an uncomfortable reunion by the death of their mother. They come to play and ever so gingerly navigate the contours of their maturing lives under the glare of social media, Lagos fakery and glitz with a nasty underbelly.
Kessavier Vanille is the Producing Company founded and managed by Kesiena C. Obue, who believes that Theater in Nigeria is now as vibrant and elegant as ever. The cast and crew are made of a young, bright and highly gifted company, trained in the art and craft of good theater, both in Nigeria and abroad. Expressing their readiness to host the event, Steve Ogundele, Public Relations Officer, National Arts Theatre assured of adequate security, world-class theatrical ambience and technical facilities.
“We are happy to work with the talented producers of Hertitude who know their onions. We want to use Hertitude as a signpost to once again showcase the National Arts Theatre as the hub of theatrical excellence. The Cinema Hall 1 boasts of a mechanised curtain and a proscenium arc, something you hardly see in this part of the world. We invite Nigerians to come experience a feast of thespian art.”