By Terry Odenigbo
Sheraton Abuja Hotel is in a partnership with theatre practitioners to host ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again’ stage comedy, on August 8th and 9th, 2015.
The stage rendition will feature popular Nigerians Actor, Ramsey Nouah, Ann Njemanze, Patrick Diabuah, TY James and a host of others, and will be performed four times, 3pm and 6pm on both days at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Abuja Hotel.
The A-list actor, Ramsey Nouah had announced in Abuja, a few weeks ago, that he will be acting in the play being presented by Mosaic Theatre Production, Cruise Entertainment in partnership with Sheraton.
The play, Ola Rotimi’s ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again’, is a rib cracking comedy that contains no politically stimulated scenes and makes no direct reference to any personality.
The practitioners organising the event are working towards a ‘Theatre at Sheraton’ initiative, that will lead to quarterly production of live stage acting at the Hotel, in order to improve the theatre going culture in the Federal Capital Territory.
Sheraton Abuja is making a commitment towards supporting the art with it’s involvement in theatre and its affinity with cultural events is evident in the name of the hall, as Ladi Kwali’s legacy is related to culture.
Sheraton’s involvement culminated in the offer of a dinner for people attending with VIP tickets and a night’s stay and breakfast at Sheraton for anyone who purchases the VIP table tickets.
There are regular tickets for N5,000, VIP tickets for N20,000, VIP Couple tickets for N75,000 and ‘VIP Table for four’ tickets for N120,000.
Tickets are available at all Drumstix Confectioneries’ branches in Abuja; Silverbird Cinema, Abuja; Kilimanjaro Maitama; Maramma Beauty Store, Gwarimpa; Suits and Blazers, Sharif Plaza, Wuse 2, Ama-Dan Boutique, Area 11 Shopping Mall, Garki; and Sheraton Abuja Hotel.
Ramsey Nouah is of the opinion that theatre gave impetus to screen acting, and is one of the reasons he agreed to act on stage, 16 years after his last stage drama performance.
Ramsey Nouah said: “The truth be said that the base for the true art actually started out from stage. We are going to be here in Abuja, Sheraton, to do the stage drama; ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again’ by Ola Rotimi, and I’ll be be there, I’ll be performing on stage.”
“We are going to be giving out free tickets on radio and social media. Please follow the hashtag: #OurHusbandHasGoneMadAgainAbuja, so you can get free tickets and be there”
The same performance will be repeated in the four shows and this is deliberately designed to ensure that everyone who wants to see this performance gets an opportunity depending on their preferred date and time.
Information on how to get the tickets are on the event website; ourhusbandhasgonemadagainabuja.com