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Upcoming events at the Baxter Theatre Centre

Women of Owu

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 18:00
(ends Sat, 30 Oct 2021)

The Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies in collaboration with the Baxter Theatre is proud to present their latest production, Women of Owu. Femi Osofisan’s remarkable Nigerian adaptation of The Trojan Women. It is set in the ancient city of Owu, described by the playwright in the note on the play’s genesis, as a model of prosperity and organization.  In about 1821 the combined armies of two Yoruba kingdoms, Ijebu and Ife along with Oyo refugees recruited as mercenaries, entered Owu after a seven-year siege, and sacked the...