The Swamp Dwellers pokes our ribs and hearts. It lays bare before us, our frailties, hypocrisy, complacency and at best futile attempt to crawl out of those self dug dignity holes.
The one who dares to think differently is a homeless blind beggar who is willing to reclaim the soil from the flood but warned not to claim the food of the gods by his host Makuri.
When a society is pervaded by the corrupt political and spiritual leaders and shepherds, where the throng of masses are too docile or consider it blasphemous to seek solutions though rigorous interrogations plays with themes such as this become veritable tools of intervention.
The Swamp Dwellers uproots our very being and shakes it to its placid core. It confirms the fact that the theatre is a social laboratory. It confronts us with a reality we are either too proud or timid to confront. it urges us like Igweizu and the Beggar to QUESTION THE ANSWER!
Date: 4 Weekends in July [1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 23rd & 24th]
The ‘Rhyme and Reason Company’ is a youth focused organization with a goal of deliberately creating wholesome content and opportunities for youth development and expression, especially in the Arts. Over the past three years, with a focus on Spoken Word, Poetry and Rap Music has successfully hosted two first-of-its-kind concert events featuring local and international artists, to the appreciation of over 2000 youths.
This year, we would be bringing to you for the first time in Nigeria, a Spoken Word and Rap Musical
Featuring: Ezekiel Azonwu, Daboomsha, Ami [Provabs], Gamie and many more.
Footprints comprises rarely seen footage of Nigeria from the British Film Institutes's National Archive. The origins of the British Film Institute's collection have their roots in the colonial administration's use of the film to document and often, propangandise colonial rule. As Nigeria's regions gained self government, they also saw film as an integral part of promoting their newly independent status to the world. British Council has researched the BFI's collection of Nigerian Films, from both the colonial and the modern era and has digitised them. These will be presented to the public through the Footprints project.
Clips in the Collection to be screened are Nigeria's New Constitution, Northern Provinces of Nigeria, Southern Provinces of Nigeria.