Mon. Mar 20th, 2023

Nigerian theater lovers in the city of Port Harcourt will again be treated to four nights of brilliant storytelling and exhilarating performances as veteran Nollywood actors; Monalisa Chinda, Charles Inojie, Francis Duru, Ejike Asiegbu, Don Kester and Tammy Abusi tell the phenomenal story of ‘Philomena’ on stage.
A statement by the Executive-Producer, Monalisa Chinda, on Wednesday explained that the stage drama, a witty, satiric, the lessons, the spontaneity behind the characters made it a must see.
According to Chinda, ‘Philomena; Interview with A Prostitute’, promises the magic of the peerless play following a very successful showings in Port Harcourt in February and Abuja in July.
Chinda said that the flood of requests the play had received was amazing and made unique.
She said that with the previous two successful presentations, Nollywood personalities, Bimbo Manuel and Monalisa Chinda, alongside her team at K’ike Productions, continued the tour at The Atlantic Hall, Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt this Christmas.
She said that the play which would open on December 29, 2022 till January 1, 2023, would thrill, entertain and also inspire audiences.
The play deftly tells an extraordinary tale revolving around the experiences of three dramatic characters – Wesley a failed journalist, Philomena a retired prostitute, and Area a frustrated teacher whose nature of Nigerian social, economic, and cultural factors had stagnated their lives. Written and directed by Bimbo Manuel, and K’Ike Productions the force behind the gripping stage play presents ‘Philomena’ as a refreshingly creative masterpiece bursting with music, dance and unbridled humour, all carefully synchronized to deliver top notch artistry.”
According to her, ticket will be available at Market square, Kilimanjaro, sweet tooth, polo club, or Hotel Presidential and
She stated that the ticket would be sold for N5,000, N10,000 and N300,000 for table of eight.
‘Philomena’ was inspired by an actual interview the director, Bimbo Manuel had with a stripper and is a story that was demanded to be told with humour, satire and anecdotes.
Philomena is sponsored by the River State government through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and powered by Nigerian Breweries PLC.

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