So I finally went to the Theater@Terra with Madam to see the Tarzan Monologues.
Yeah, I know. The whole world and his wife had already seen it.
We were probably the last couple in. We had to attend an Uncle's 40th wedding anniversary (yes 4-zero) and thus missed the 3 o'clock show. We barely made the 6 o'clock.
I finally saw Laspapi. No, I did not get to meet him. He was just too busy. I think the guy took on too many roles.
Writer, Producer, Director, Ticket seller, Ticket puncher, Doorman, Compere, Show Opener, Show Closer. etc etc etc. I know the budget was tight but there must have been other guys who could do other things.
But the show must go on.
The show itself was superb. I cannot now say whether it was superb acting or superb directing. I think all the actors gave a good account of themselves. But then, the play itself was very well written. An actor's delight, you might call it. Allowed them a lot of freedom to express themselves.
All the monologues were well delivered.
One question. Why Tarzan Monologues? Why not Penis Monologues? Or just P-Monologues? Like the female version.
Why Jack Gowon's Mother? Why not Yakubu Gowon's Mother? Most Nigerians don't know him as Jack. Maybe this was written for a British audience. Maybe.
And the 6 Myths About Marriage , Madam would not let me hear the last of them. Particularly the 6th one.
We got home quite late last night. We went elsewhere after the Monologues.
My mother was with us. She had come for her brother's wedding anniversary. And she asked me. Remember, there were two of us who came home late but she asked me:
N'ibo n'iwo ti n'bo l'oru yi? (Where are you coming from this night?)
In my own house?!!!!