A former political prisoner from an unnamed past military era in Nigeria, had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. She has lived with the trauma for twenty years, buoyed up by her loving husband, Gbadebo Salami, a lawyer.
Her name is Wandoo Ate.
Years later, after the repressive regime has fallen and democracy is restored, Wandoo is on a visit with her husband to their country home, when he goes out and gets stuck on a lonely road at night. He is rescued by a good Samaritan, who brings him home.
Holding him captive at gunpoint, she repeatedly attacks him and demands that he confess his crime. Her husband tries to stand by his wife and her claims, but he begins to doubt her story and sanity.
She forces her husband to represent her captive in a mock trial that she devises over the course of a night and a morning.
Wandoo extracts a confession under duress but audiences will find more evidence than not, that indeed, Dr. Danlami is guilty of the accusations she levels against him.
The story which is an adaptation of Ariel Dorfman's DEATH AND THE MAIDEN will be real on stage as "THE OVERNIGHT TRIAL" on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday Oct. 1 by 2 Masks & a Griot at the British Council Abuja.
Actors include A-list pesonalities.
Showing twice each day by pm and 6pm.
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Hope I told you in 3 Video broadcasts on Facebook already that this play "no be for pikins dem" (not for children or teens)
You must be 18+.